Language in Washington State

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Schools Offering Language Programs in Washington State


Around 0.5% of Washington State's graduates graduate from language degree programs every year. That means an estimated 779 language professionals graduate from Washington State's 16 language schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a language program. It received a ranking of 13th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 378 students graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus' language program. Students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid $8,701 per year in tuition fees.

Whitman College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a language program. It is located in Walla Walla. 17 students graduated with degree in language from Whitman College in 2010. The tuition rate at Whitman College was $38,770 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a language program is Washington State University, which is located in Pullman. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, 52 students graduated from Washington State University language program. The tuition rate at Washington State University was $9,489 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Washington State's language schools ranges from $38,770 per year to $3,273 per year. But, the average tuition is $19,276 per year. In 2010, the language schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. Whitman College - located in Walla Walla, students are charged $38,770 per year
  2. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  3. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year

The language schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - located in Lakewood, students are charged $3,273 per year
  2. Seattle Community College-Central Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $3,282 per year
  3. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year

A language degree from a Washington State school... what next?

In Washington State, the largest numbers of language professional work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 2,250 language professionals
  2. Pierce County - 490 language professionals
  3. Spokane County - 470 language professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of language professionals is expected to grow by 18% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,380 language professionals working in Washington State then. Of these 4,380 language professionals, the government predicts that 2,770 will be teacher of the speech and hearing handicappeds, 1,610 will be sign language interpreters, and an unknown number will be english as a second language instructors.

Salary

On average, language professionals earn $56,967 per year. However, this number is only an average. Language professional in Washington State had varying salaries from $21,560 to $103,100 per year in 2010. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for language professionals are:

  1. Thurston County - $74,360 per year
  2. Benton County - $71,280 per year
  3. Clallam County - $70,190 per year

On average, language professionals earn the least in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Chelan County - $50,620 per year
  2. Pierce County - $50,683 per year
  3. Kitsap County - $51,835 per year

On average, the highest paid language professionals in Washington State were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $69,660 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $54,920 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $46,320 per year

On average, the lowest paid language professionals in Washington State were:

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $54,920 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $46,320 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in language and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as English or education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Language in Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Language in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in Washington State
  • Certificate in Language in Washington State

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,270 $69,660 20.7%
2
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,390 $54,920 3.7%
3
Interpreters and Translators 990 $46,320 33.8%
 

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