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Creative Writing Schools In Washington State

Creative Writing classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited creative writing schools in Washington State. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the creative writing academic community in Washington State, and the future trends in creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Washington State 1,050
National 40,980

Approximately 3% of the country's creative writing professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Washington State

770 970 1,150 1,040 1,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is growing in Washington State. In Washington State, 280 more creative writing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 36% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for creative writing professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of creative writing professionals has shrunk by 5% between 2006 and 2010.

Creative Writing VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$59,070 $61,430 $61,620 $60,640 $68,760
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are growing in Washington State. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $59,070 per year, and in 2010 they made $68,760 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Washington State

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Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Washington State state, within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid creative writing professionals earn 176% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

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

Creative Writing

In Washington State, creative writing professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited creative writing schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 166 graduates in 2006. And there were 275 graduates from creative writing courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 66%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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