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Communications Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

There are 3 communications schools in Costa Mesa for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the city of Costa Mesa, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Communications Employment

Costa Mesa 4,160
California 51,090

Of the 51,090 communications professionals employed in California, 4,160 work in Costa Mesa. Between 2006 and 2010, in Costa Mesa, there has been a 21% growth in the number of communications professionals. As the number of communications professionals in Costa Mesa has increased, overall employment in Costa Mesa has decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Communications employment growth

57,560 58,810 56,550 53,720 51,090
3,430 5,180 4,360 4,010 4,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Communications VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$58,072 $49,983 $53,493 $51,198 $54,122
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

As the number of communications professionals in Costa Mesa has grown, salaries for communications professionals have decreased. In 2010 communications professionals in Costa Mesa reportedly earned an average salary of $54,122 per year. Communications professionals in Costa Mesa made a yearly average salary of $58,072, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Costa Mesa.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Costa Mesa

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90th percentile

Communications professionals in Costa Mesa make a median yearly salary of $49,452. The 10% of communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,540 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $84,324 per year.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Visual Communications
Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations

On average communications professional salaries in Costa Mesa are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications schools in Costa Mesa


Many of Costa Mesa's communications professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited communications schools in the city.

Communications Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


Costa Mesa's communications schools offer 4 communications degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In Costa Mesa


In 2010 approximately 47 students graduated from communications courses.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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