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Advertising Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

There is only one advertising school in Columbia for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising education in Columbia, which includes advertising training at the advertising bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Advertising Employment

Columbia 680
South Carolina 3,130

Exactly 680 of the 3,130 advertising professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. There has been a 21% decline in the number of advertising professionals in Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for advertising professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Advertising employment growth

3,330 3,410 3,460 3,200 3,130
860 890 850 740 680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Advertising VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$46,088 $52,398 $58,068 $59,852 $57,485
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of advertising professionals in Columbia has shrunk, salaries for advertising professionals have increased. Columbia advertising professionals made $57,485 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, advertising professionals in Columbia made an average salary of $46,088 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Columbia

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Advertising professionals make a median salary of $53,530 per year in Columbia. The difference in pay between the advertising professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 143%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $36,690 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $89,328 per year.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Columbia

Visual Communications
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Business Administration
Small Business

Advertising professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Advertising schools in Columbia


There is only one accredited advertising school in the city. Many of Columbia's advertising professionals are graduates of this school.

Advertising Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in advertising offered by Columbia's advertising schools.

Student Completed Advertising Degrees In Columbia


In 2010 approximately 198 students graduated from advertising courses.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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