Design Schools
In Arlington, Virginia

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 3 design schools in Arlington. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Arlington, which includes design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design


Professional Trends

Arlington Vs. Virginia Design Employment

Arlington 7,770
Virginia 9,410

Exactly 7,770 of the 9,410 design professionals employed in Virginia, work in Arlington. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Arlington has shrunk by 5%. As the employment for design professionals in Arlington has decreased, overall employment in Arlington has increased.

Arlington Vs. Virginia Design employment growth

10,680 10,070 10,260 9,840 9,410
8,150 8,010 8,650 8,360 7,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Arlington

Design VS. All professions salaries in Arlington

$54,184 $53,263 $51,326 $52,471 $52,775
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Arlington
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Arlington

In Arlington, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $52,775 per year was earned by design professionals in Arlington. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Arlington made an average salary of $54,184 per year. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Arlington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Arlington

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Design professionals in Arlington earn a median salary of $47,940 per year. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 181%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $29,708 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $83,331 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Arlington

Fashion Design
Industrial Design
Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation
Interior Design
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Arlington are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Arlington


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Arlington's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Arlington


There are a total of 11 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Arlington's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Arlington


Approximately 147 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Arlington, Virginia

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