Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two sports schools within its city limits. Seattle University, the highest ranked school in the city with a sports program, has a total student population of 7,751. It is the 169th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Sports students from Seattle schools who go on to become professional athletes, athletes, coaches, sports professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,620 people working as athletes and sports competitors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,950. Also, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make on average $28,490 per year and there are about 14,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average salary of $24,460. Athletes and sports competitors in this area earn $133,790/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 athletes and sports competitors, and 0.107/1000 are held by umpires, referees, and other sports officials.
Of the 2 sports schools in Seattle, none have 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 sports students, with Seattle Pacific University as the lowest, reported at only $23,116/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|