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Nutrition Schools In Washington State

There are 5 accredited nutrition schools in Washington State for faculty who teach nutrition classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of nutrition and nutrition training in Washington State, which includes nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Bastyr University

    14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, Washington 98028-4966

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Seattle Pacific University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Washington State 1,610
National 77,400

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

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Washington State

950 1,160 1,670 1,740 1,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of nutrition is growing. 660 more nutrition professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of nutrition has grown by 69% in Washington State. This is faster than the trend for nutrition professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of nutrition professionals has grown by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$44,290 $45,560 $43,040 $43,495 $43,730
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of nutrition professionals is growing, the salaries paid to nutrition professionals are decreasing in Washington State. The mean salary for nutrition professionals in 2006 was $44,290 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $43,730 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Washington State

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Thus, there was a 1% decline in nutrition professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Washington State state, within the field of nutrition, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid nutrition professionals earn 95% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Washington State


Nutrition professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited nutrition schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 190 graduates in 2006. And there were 168 graduates from nutrition courses in 2010.

This represents a 12% decrease in the number of nutrition degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 45%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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