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Communications Schools
In Des Moines, Iowa

Communications faculty can choose to work at one of 3 communications schools in Des Moines. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in Des Moines, and the future trends. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Communications Employment

Des Moines 1,330
Iowa 5,820

Exactly 1,330 of the 5,820 communications professionals employed in Iowa, work in Des Moines. There has been a 3% growth in the number of communications professionals in Des Moines between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for communications professionals in Des Moines has increased, overall employment in Des Moines has also increased.

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Communications employment growth

5,850 5,740 5,880 6,190 5,820
1,290 1,170 940 1,670 1,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Des Moines

Communications VS. All professions salaries in Des Moines

$42,748 $39,178 $40,928 $41,596 $51,417
$38,230 $39,530 $40,840 $42,120 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in Des Moines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Moines

As the number of communications professionals in Des Moines has grown, salaries for communications professionals have also increased. In 2010 Des Moines communications professionals earned an average yearly salary of $51,417. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for communications professionals in Des Moines was $42,748 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Des Moines.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Des Moines

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Communications professionals in Des Moines make a median yearly salary of $42,137. The 10% of communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,500 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 147% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Des Moines

Visual Communications
Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations

On average communications professionals in Des Moines earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Des Moines.

Educational Trends

Communications schools in Des Moines


Many of Des Moines' communications professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited communications schools in the city.

Communications Programs Offered In Des Moines


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in communications offered by Des Moines' communications schools.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In Des Moines


Approximately 21 students graduated from communications courses in 2010.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Des Moines, Iowa

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