Design Schools
In Charlotte, North Carolina

There are 7 design schools in Charlotte 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 Charlotte, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Charlotte Vs. North Carolina Design Employment

Charlotte 2,170
North Carolina 9,100

Of the 9,100 design professionals employed in North Carolina, 2,170 work in Charlotte. The number of design professionals in Charlotte has grown by 29% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Charlotte has increased, overall employment in Charlotte has also increased.

Charlotte Vs. North Carolina Design employment growth

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
1,680 1,950 1,950 2,120 2,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Charlotte

Design VS. All professions salaries in Charlotte

$46,586 $44,936 $51,602 $53,394 $54,171
$39,710 $41,200 $42,490 $43,890 $44,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Charlotte
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Charlotte

Salaries for design professionals in Charlotte have increased. In 2010 Charlotte design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $54,171. Design professionals in Charlotte made a yearly average salary of $46,586, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Charlotte is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Charlotte

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $48,173 per year in Charlotte. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,474 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 125% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Charlotte

Visual Communications
Web Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Industrial Design
Game Design

On average design professionals in Charlotte earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Charlotte.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Charlotte


There are 7 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Charlotte's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Charlotte


There are a total of 19 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Charlotte's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Charlotte


In 2010 approximately 244 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina

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