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Communications Schools
In Washington DC

In Washington, there are 7 communications schools where communications faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in Washington, and the future trends. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Communications Employment

Washington DC 13,350
Washington DC 7,160

Exactly 13,350 of the 7,160 communications professionals employed in Washington DC, work in Washington. There has been a 15% decline in the number of communications professionals in Washington between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for communications professionals in Washington has decreased, overall employment in Washington has increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Communications employment growth

9,180 9,380 8,240 7,990 7,160
15,620 14,470 13,400 14,210 13,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Communications VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$51,797 $54,350 $59,806 $65,222 $60,061
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

In Washington, salaries for communications professionals have increased. In 2010 communications professionals in Washington reportedly earned an average salary of $60,061 per year. The average salary for communications professionals in Washington was $51,797 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of communications professionals in Washington is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Washington DC

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

Communications professionals make a median salary of $50,626 per year in Washington. The 10% of communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,459 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 205% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Visual Communications
Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations

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

Educational Trends

Communications schools in Washington DC


There are 7 accredited communications schools in the city. Many of Washington's communications professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Communications Programs Offered In Washington DC


Washington's communications schools offer 17 communications degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 414 students graduated from communications courses.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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