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Liberal Arts Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

In Tacoma, there are 3 liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty can find employment. The trends in Tacoma's liberal arts academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Liberal Arts Employment

Tacoma 140
Washington 1,390

Exactly 140 of Washington State's 1,390 liberal arts professionals work in Tacoma. Between 2006 and 2010, in Tacoma, there has been a 12% decline in the number of liberal arts professionals. As the number of liberal arts professionals in Tacoma has decreased, overall employment in Tacoma has increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Liberal Arts employment growth

1,340 1,320 1,340 1,400 1,390
160 140 170 140 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$48,590 $50,060 $51,980 $47,980 $49,180
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

As the number of liberal arts professionals in Tacoma has shrunk, salaries for liberal arts professionals have increased. In 2010 liberal arts professionals in Tacoma reportedly earned an average salary of $49,180 per year. The average salary for liberal arts professionals in Tacoma was $48,590 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of liberal arts professionals in Tacoma is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Tacoma

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Tacoma liberal arts professionals earn a median yearly salary of $47,920. The difference in pay between the liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 89%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $35,060 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $66,200 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Tacoma

Liberal Arts

On average liberal arts professionals in Tacoma earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Tacoma.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Tacoma


Many of Tacoma's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited liberal arts schools in the city.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Tacoma


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in liberal arts offered by Tacoma's liberal arts schools.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Tacoma


In 2010 approximately 407 students graduated from liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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