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Music Production Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 4 accredited schools where music production classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington State's music production academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in music production includes music production training at the following levels:


  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  3. Spokane Falls Community College

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

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  4. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Music Production Employment

Washington State 2,340
National 167,320

Approximately 1% of the country's music production professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Music production professionals In Washington State

2,210 2,410 2,460 2,420 2,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Music Production is a growing field in Washington State. In 2010 there were 130 more music production professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 6% in four years. This is slower than the trend for music production professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of music production professionals has grown by 31% between 2006 and 2010.

Music Production VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$51,025 $52,575 $54,972 $54,932 $56,320
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music Production
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by music production professionals is increasing in Washington State. In 2006 music production professionals made a mean salary of $51,025 per year, and in 2010 they made $56,320 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music production professionals in Washington State

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Thus, music production professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 242% pay differential between the highest paid music production professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of music production in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Music production professionals and related professions in Washington State

Music Production
Video Production

Music production professionals in Washington State earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Music Production programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited music production schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006, 8 students graduated from music production courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 81 students graduated.

Thus there was a 913% percent increase in the number of music production school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with an associate's degree in music production.

Music Production Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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