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Public Relations Schools In Washington State

Public Relations classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited public relations schools in Washington State. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public relations academic community in Washington State, and the future trends in public relations training at the public relations bachelors degree level.


  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  3. Trinity Lutheran College

    2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, Washington 98201

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  4. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Washington State 1,880
National 53,460

Approximately 4% of the country's public relations professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Washington State

930 1,280 1,540 1,820 1,880
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public relations professionals is growing in Washington State. In 2010 there were 950 more public relations professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. This represents a 102% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for public relations professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$96,590 $107,770 $104,460 $101,870 $96,950
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries paid to public relations professionals are increasing in Washington State. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $96,590 per year, and in 2010 they made $96,950 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Washington State

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25th percentile
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Thus, public relations professionals' salaries grew by 0% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 152% pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public relations in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Washington State

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

In Washington State, public relations professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited public relations schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006 there were 85 public relations graduates from public relations courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 103 graduates.

This represents a 21% increase in the number of public relations degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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