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Communications Schools
In Portland, Oregon

The city of Portland has 4 schools where communications faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of communications and communications education in Portland, which includes communications training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Communications Employment

Portland 3,370
Oregon 5,410

Exactly 3,370 of the 5,410 communications professionals employed in Oregon, work in Portland. The number of communications professionals in Portland has shrunk by 10% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for communications professionals in Portland has decreased, overall employment in Portland has increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Communications employment growth

5,940 6,080 5,590 5,510 5,410
3,730 3,680 3,430 3,340 3,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Communications VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$47,182 $43,200 $45,408 $44,663 $48,968
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

As the number of communications professionals in Portland has shrunk, salaries for communications professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $48,968 per year was earned by communications professionals in Portland. Communications professionals in Portland made a yearly average salary of $47,182, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of communications professionals in Portland is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Portland

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Communications professionals in Portland make a median yearly salary of $42,483. The difference in pay between the communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 200%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $25,620 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $76,940 per year.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Portland

Visual Communications
Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations

Portland communications professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Communications schools in Portland


There are 4 accredited communications schools in the city. Many of Portland's communications professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Communications Programs Offered In Portland


Portland's communications schools offer 7 communications degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In Portland


Approximately 216 students completed communications courses in 2010.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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