Creative Writing Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, there are 4 creative writing schools where creative writing faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in creative writing in the city of Pittsburgh, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Creative Writing
  • Masters degree in Creative Writing


Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Creative Writing Employment

Pittsburgh 210
Pennsylvania 1,220

Exactly 210 of Pennsylvania's 1,220 creative writing professionals work in Pittsburgh. Between 2006 and 2010, in Pittsburgh, there has been a 56% decline in the number of creative writing professionals. As the employment for creative writing professionals in Pittsburgh has decreased, overall employment in Pittsburgh has increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Creative Writing employment growth

1,970 1,690 1,540 1,540 1,220
480 430 390 260 210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Creative Writing VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

$46,830 $55,850 $58,060 $58,900 $59,270
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, salaries for creative writing professionals have increased. In 2010 Pittsburgh creative writing professionals earned an average yearly salary of $59,270. Creative writing professionals in Pittsburgh made a yearly average salary of $46,830, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Pittsburgh.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Pittsburgh

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90th percentile

Pittsburgh creative writing professionals earn a median yearly salary of $62,860. The 10% of creative writing professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,060 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $82,040 per year.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Pittsburgh

Creative Writing

Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh


There are 4 accredited creative writing schools in the city. Many of Pittsburgh's creative writing professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Creative Writing Programs Offered In Pittsburgh


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in creative writing offered by Pittsburgh's creative writing schools.

Student Completed Creative Writing Degrees In Pittsburgh


In 2010 approximately 184 students completed creative writing courses.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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