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Creative Writing Schools
In Boulder, Colorado

In Boulder, there are 2 creative writing schools where creative writing faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of creative writing and creative writing education in Boulder, which includes creative writing training at the creative writing masters degree level.


Professional Trends

Boulder Vs. Colorado Creative Writing Employment

Boulder 60
Colorado 520

Exactly 60 of Colorado's 520 creative writing professionals work in Boulder. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of creative writing professionals in Boulder has shrunk by 14%. Overall employment in Boulder has also decreased.

Boulder Vs. Colorado Creative Writing employment growth

670 700 600 520 520
70 80 60 80 60
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Colorado
  • Dark Yellow: Boulder

Creative Writing VS. All professions salaries in Boulder

$56,620 $76,890 $88,720 $69,340 $67,510
$48,930 $50,780 $53,050 $53,640 $53,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing in Boulder
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boulder

In Boulder, salaries for creative writing professionals have increased. In 2010 Boulder creative writing professionals earned an average yearly salary of $67,510. The average salary for creative writing professionals in Boulder was $56,620 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Boulder.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Boulder

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Creative writing professionals in Boulder make a median yearly salary of $38,380. The 10% of creative writing professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,090 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 301% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Boulder

Creative Writing

Creative writing professional salaries in Boulder are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing schools in Boulder


Many of Boulder's creative writing professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited creative writing schools in the city.

Creative Writing Programs Offered In Boulder


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in creative writing offered by Boulder's creative writing schools.

Student Completed Creative Writing Degrees In Boulder


Approximately 40 students graduated from creative writing courses in 2010.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Boulder, Colorado

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