Technology in Washington State

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Schools Offering Technology Programs in Washington State


Around 3.2% of Washington State's graduates graduate from technology degree programs every year. That means an estimated 5,167 technology professionals graduate from Washington State's 63 technology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a technology program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 13th nationwide. 666 students graduated with a degree in technology from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. Students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid $8,701 per year in tuition fees.

Washington State University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a technology program. It is located in Pullman. 333 students graduated with degree in technology from Washington State University in 2010. Tuition at Washington State University was $9,489 per year.

Western Washington University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a technology program. It is located in Bellingham. In 2010, 108 students graduated from Western Washington University technology program. Students at Western Washington University paid $6,858 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's technology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,696 per year, though tuition can range from $37,225 per year to $2,610 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State technology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

The technology 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. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  3. Renton Technical College - located in Renton, students are charged $2,785 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Washington State technology professionals:

  1. King County - 2,550 technology professionals
  2. Kitsap County - 970 technology professionals
  3. Pierce County - 300 technology professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of technology professionals is expected to grow by 5% by 2018. There are projected to be 6,110 technology professionals working in the Washington State then.

Salary

On average, technology professionals earn $64,925 per year. But, salaries for technology professional can vary. In 2010, technology professional made as little as less than $22,280 per year or as much as more than $112,850 per year in Washington State. Technology professionals in the following Washington State counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Grays Harbor County - $70,670 per year
  2. Kitsap County - $70,625 per year
  3. Skagit County - $67,885 per year

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

  1. Whatcom County - $48,375 per year
  2. Adams County - $54,320 per year
  3. Spokane County - $55,625 per year

The technology professionals with highest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Electronics Technology Instructor - $68,320 per year
  2. Instructional Designer And Technologist - $61,530 per year

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

  1. Electronics Technology Instructor - $68,320 per year
  2. Instructional Designer And Technologist - $61,530 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in technology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or electrical engineering.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 3,300 $68,320 16.2%
2
Instructional Coordinators 2,220 $61,530 25.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are technology related jobs in Washington State