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Creative Writing Schools
In Minneapolis, Minnesota

In Minneapolis, there is only one creative writing school 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 Minneapolis, which includes creative writing training at the creative writing masters degree level.


Professional Trends

Minneapolis Vs. Minnesota Creative Writing Employment

Minneapolis 1,140
Minnesota 1,460

Of the 1,460 creative writing professionals employed in Minnesota, 1,140 work in Minneapolis. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of creative writing professionals in Minneapolis has shrunk by 27%. As the number of creative writing professionals in Minneapolis has decreased, overall employment in Minneapolis has increased.

Minneapolis Vs. Minnesota Creative Writing employment growth

1,960 1,920 1,770 1,740 1,460
1,570 1,480 1,410 1,360 1,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Minnesota
  • Dark Yellow: Minneapolis

Creative Writing VS. All professions salaries in Minneapolis

$51,670 $54,510 $58,970 $61,140 $61,640
$44,980 $46,410 $47,860 $48,670 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing in Minneapolis
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Minneapolis

As the number of creative writing professionals in Minneapolis has shrunk, salaries for creative writing professionals have increased. Minneapolis creative writing professionals made $61,640 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for creative writing professionals in Minneapolis was $51,670 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Minneapolis.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Minneapolis

10th percentile
25th percentile
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90th percentile

Minneapolis creative writing professionals earn a median yearly salary of $57,540. The difference in pay between the creative writing professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 164%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $34,350 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $90,570 per year.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Minneapolis

Creative Writing

Minneapolis creative writing professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing schools in Minneapolis


There is only one accredited creative writing school in the city. Many of Minneapolis' creative writing professionals are graduates of this school.

Creative Writing Programs Offered In Minneapolis


Minneapolis' creative writing school offers one creative writing degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Creative Writing Degrees In Minneapolis


In 2010 approximately 14 students completed creative writing courses.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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