Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has three creative writing schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Creative Writing students from Seattle schools who go on to become creative writers, writers, storytellers, freelances, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Technical writers make on average $65,610 per year and there are about 46,270 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,360 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $80,950. Writers and authors in this area earn $62,060/yr and there are 800 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.571 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by writers and authors, and 0.970/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 3 creative writing schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for creative writing students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|