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Music Schools
In Seattle, Washington

Music faculty can choose to work at one of 4 music schools in Seattle. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music education in Seattle, which includes music training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Music Employment

Seattle 740
Washington 1,070

Exactly 740 of the 1,070 music professionals employed in Washington State, work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of music professionals in Seattle has shrunk by 24%. As the number of music professionals in Seattle has decreased, overall employment in Seattle has increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Music employment growth

1,400 1,330 1,380 1,000 1,070
970 970 970 610 740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Music VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$60,220 $61,240 $66,770 $71,840 $80,880
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

As the number of music professionals in Seattle has shrunk, salaries for music professionals have increased. In 2010 Seattle music professionals earned an average yearly salary of $80,880. Music professionals in Seattle made a yearly average salary of $60,220, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of music professionals in Seattle is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Seattle

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Seattle music professionals earn a median yearly salary of $65,370. The 10% of music professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,600 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 330% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Seattle

Liberal Arts
Music Production

Seattle music professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Music schools in Seattle


There are 4 accredited music schools in the city. Many of Seattle's music professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Music Programs Offered In Seattle


Seattle's music schools offer 28 music degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 148 students completed music courses.

Music Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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