Design Schools
In Atlanta, Georgia

In Atlanta, there are 11 design schools where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Atlanta, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Atlanta Vs. Georgia Design Employment

Atlanta 5,650
Georgia 9,140

Of the 9,140 design professionals employed in Georgia, 5,650 work in Atlanta. Between 2006 and 2010, in Atlanta, there has been a 22% decline in the number of design professionals. As the employment for design professionals in Atlanta has decreased, overall employment in Atlanta has increased.

Atlanta Vs. Georgia Design employment growth

9,960 10,190 10,120 9,890 9,140
7,290 7,180 7,000 6,920 5,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Georgia
  • Dark Yellow: Atlanta

Design VS. All professions salaries in Atlanta

$45,946 $47,655 $50,806 $53,032 $54,166
$40,930 $42,170 $44,170 $45,520 $46,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Atlanta
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Atlanta

In Atlanta, salaries for design professionals have increased. Atlanta design professionals made $54,166 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Atlanta made an average salary of $45,946 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Atlanta is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Atlanta

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Atlanta design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $50,784. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,416 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 187% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Atlanta

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Atlanta


Many of Atlanta's design professionals are graduates of one of the 11 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Atlanta


There are a total of 29 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Atlanta's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Atlanta


Approximately 478 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Atlanta, Georgia

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