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Finance Schools In Washington State

Finance classes faculty can choose to work at one of 14 accredited finance schools in Washington State. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of finance and finance training in Washington State, which includes finance training at the following levels:


  1. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  4. Pacific Lutheran University

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

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  5. Seattle Pacific University

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

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  6. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  7. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  8. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  9. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  12. University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

    1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, Washington 98402-3100

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  13. University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus

    7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, Washington 98188-8553

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Finance Employment

Washington State 50,500
National 2,457,330

Of all of the finance professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Finance professionals In Washington State

51,810 54,780 53,950 54,790 50,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Finance is a shrinking field in Washington State. 1,310 less finance professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has shrunk by 3% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of finance professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of finance professionals has shrunk by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Finance VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$66,901 $67,904 $70,017 $70,160 $70,698
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Finance
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of finance professionals is declining, the salaries earned by finance professionals are increasing. The mean salary for finance professionals in 2006 was $66,901 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $70,698 per year.

Salary percentiles for Finance professionals in Washington State

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Thus, there was a 5% growth in finance professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Washington State, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of finance. The pay differential between the highest paid finance professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 118%

Average Salaries for Finance professionals and related professions in Washington State

Business Administration
Business Management
International Business
Risk Management
Small Business

In Washington State, finance professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Finance programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited finance schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006, 210 students graduated from finance courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 723 students graduated.

Thus there was a 244% percent increase in the number of finance school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in finance.

Finance Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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