Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two illustration schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an illustration 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.
Illustration students from Seattle schools who go on to become illustration artists, animation artists, artists, graphic artists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Artists and related workers make on average $57,470 per year and there are about 8,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 80 employed artists and related workers earning an average salary of $47,580. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $52,250/yr and there are ** 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 ** out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.057/1000 are held by artists and related workers.
Of the 2 illustration schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr) for illustration 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|