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Architecture Schools In Washington State

Architecture classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited architecture schools in Washington State. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the architecture academic community in Washington State, and the future trends in architecture training at the following levels:


  1. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Architecture Employment

Washington State 5,930
National 194,050

Of all of the architecture professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In Washington State

6,390 7,470 8,140 7,190 5,930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, architecture is a shrinking field. In Washington State, 460 less architecture professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 7% decline in the field. This is slower than the trend for architecture professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of architecture professionals has shrunk by 16% between 2006 and 2010.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$58,217 $60,533 $62,877 $64,447 $61,153
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by architecture professionals is increasing in Washington State. Architecture professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,217 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $61,153 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Washington State

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This represents a 5% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Washington State state, within the field of architecture, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid architecture professionals earn 136% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Washington State

Civil Engineering

Architecture professionals in Washington State earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Architecture programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited architecture schools in Washington State is decreasing. In 2006 there were 369 architecture graduates from architecture courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 342 graduates.

Thus there was a 7% percent decrease in the number of architecture school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 38% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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