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Creative Writing Schools
In Washington DC

The city of Washington has 2 schools where creative writing faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the creative writing academic community in Washington, and the future trends. Academia in creative writing includes creative writing training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Creative Writing Employment

Washington DC 2,150
Washington DC 1,220

Exactly 2,150 of the 1,220 creative writing professionals employed in Washington DC, work in Washington. The number of creative writing professionals in Washington has shrunk by 40% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of creative writing professionals in Washington has decreased, overall employment in Washington has increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Creative Writing employment growth

2,710 2,700 1,700 1,540 1,220
3,570 3,500 2,440 2,500 2,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Creative Writing VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$60,750 $64,860 $73,320 $76,930 $75,250
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

Salaries for creative writing professionals in Washington have increased. Washington creative writing professionals made $75,250 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for creative writing professionals in Washington was $60,750 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of creative writing professionals in Washington is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Washington DC

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

Washington creative writing professionals earn a median yearly salary of $73,030. The difference in pay between the creative writing professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 173%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $41,650 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $113,820 per year.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Creative Writing

On average creative writing professionals in Washington earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Washington.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing schools in Washington DC


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

Creative Writing Programs Offered In Washington DC


Washington's creative writing schools offer 2 creative writing degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Creative Writing Degrees In Washington DC


Approximately 24 students completed creative writing courses in 2010.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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