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Journalism Schools
In Washington DC

The city of Washington has 5 schools where journalism faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in journalism in the city of Washington, which encompasses journalism training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Journalism Employment

Washington DC 3,480
Washington DC 2,400

Exactly 3,480 of Washington DC's 2,400 journalism professionals work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, in Washington, there has been a 0% decline in the number of journalism professionals. Overall employment in Washington has increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Journalism employment growth

2,120 2,200 2,200 2,310 2,400
3,480 3,500 3,540 3,330 3,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Journalism VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$50,040 $57,665 $66,810 $66,830 $62,107
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

As the number of journalism professionals in Washington has shrunk, salaries for journalism professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $62,107 per year was earned by journalism professionals in Washington. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for journalism professionals in Washington was $50,040 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Washington.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Washington DC

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Journalism professionals make a median salary of $49,590 per year in Washington. The difference in pay between the journalism professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 250%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $29,213 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $102,117 per year.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Creative Writing

On average journalism professional salaries in Washington are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Journalism schools in Washington DC


Many of Washington's journalism professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited journalism schools in the city.

Journalism Programs Offered In Washington DC


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in journalism offered by Washington's journalism schools.

Student Completed Journalism Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 312 students graduated from journalism courses.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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