Sound Engineering in Washington State

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Schools Offering Sound Engineering Programs in Washington State


Around 0.0% of Washington State's graduates graduate from sound engineering degree programs every year. Thus, Washington State's 4 sound engineering schools put out approximately 81 sound engineers each year.

Top Schools

The Art Institute of Seattle, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a sound engineering program. It is located in Seattle. In 2010, 37 students graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle's sound engineering program. The tuition rate at The Art Institute of Seattle was $17,560 per year.

Yakima Valley Community College, which is located in Yakima, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a sound engineering program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Yakima Valley Community College graduated 1 students from its sound engineering program. Yakima Valley Community College charged in-state students $3,442 in tuition fees per year.

Bates Technical College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a sound engineering program. It is located in Tacoma. In 2010, Bates Technical College graduated 3 students from its sound engineering programs. The tuition rate at Bates Technical College was $5,111 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's sound engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,181 per year, though tuition can range from $17,560 per year to $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State sound engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. The Art Institute of Seattle - located in Seattle, students are charged $17,560 per year
  2. Bates Technical College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $5,111 per year
  3. Yakima Valley Community College - located in Yakima, students are charged $3,442 per year

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

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Yakima Valley Community College - located in Yakima, students are charged $3,442 per year
  3. Bates Technical College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $5,111 per year

A sound engineering degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The highest percentage of sound engineering graduates in Washington State pursue careers as a sound engineer. If you decide to work as a sound engineer in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 300 Washington State sound engineers as of 2010. In Washington State, the largest numbers of sound engineers work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 270 sound engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of sound engineers is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 530 sound engineers working in the Washington State then.

Salary

A sound engineer in Washington State earns $49,690 per year on average. However, Washington State sound engineers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,180 per year to more than $84,880 per year in 2010. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for a sound engineer are:

  1. King County - $50,750 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in sound engineering. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as audio production or video production.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Sound Engineering in Washington State
  • Certificate in Sound Engineering in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,702 miles from location Bates Technical College Tacoma WA 15.6162 n/a 5,458
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,687 miles from location The Art Institute of Seattle Seattle WA 25.2395 97% 2,282
 

Curious what studying Sound Engineering gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians + 670 $42,690 9.8%
2
Sound Engineering Technicians + 300 $49,690 150.0%
 

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