Design Schools
In Albemarle, North Carolina

There is only one design school in Albemarle for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Albemarle, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Albemarle Vs. North Carolina Design Employment

Albemarle 420
North Carolina 9,100

Exactly 420 of North Carolina's 9,100 design professionals work in Albemarle. There has been a 14% decline in the number of design professionals in Albemarle between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Albemarle has decreased, overall employment in Albemarle has increased.

Albemarle Vs. North Carolina Design employment growth

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
490 620 700 No data 420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Albemarle

Design VS. All professions salaries in Albemarle

$35,556 $41,360 $43,298 No data $37,663
$31,780 $33,100 $34,310 No data $35,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Albemarle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Albemarle

As the number of design professionals in Albemarle has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Albemarle reportedly earned an average salary of $37,663 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Albemarle was $35,556 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Albemarle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Albemarle

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Design professionals in Albemarle earn a median salary of $33,533 per year. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 180%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $22,663 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $63,497 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Albemarle

Visual Communications
Web Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Game Design

Albemarle design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Albemarle


Many of Albemarle's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Albemarle


Albemarle's design schools offer 3 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Albemarle


Approximately 10 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Albemarle, North Carolina

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