Design Schools
In Fairmont, West Virginia

The city of Fairmont has 2 schools where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Fairmont, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Fairmont Vs. West Virginia Design Employment

Fairmont 170
West Virginia 1,080

Exactly 170 of West Virginia's 1,080 design professionals work in Fairmont. The number of design professionals in Fairmont has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of design professionals in Fairmont has decreased, overall employment in Fairmont has increased.

Fairmont Vs. West Virginia Design employment growth

1,150 1,130 1,210 1,120 1,080
220 80 190 No data 170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: West Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Fairmont

Design VS. All professions salaries in Fairmont

$21,090 $20,975 $21,370 No data $24,270
$29,240 $30,170 $31,960 No data $33,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Fairmont
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Fairmont

As the number of design professionals in Fairmont has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $24,270 per year was earned by design professionals in Fairmont. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Fairmont was $21,090 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Fairmont is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Fairmont

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Design professionals make a median salary of $22,360 per year in Fairmont. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 79%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $18,570 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $33,280 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Fairmont

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Game Design

On average design professional salaries in Fairmont are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Fairmont


There are 2 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Fairmont's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Fairmont


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Fairmont's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Fairmont


In 2010 approximately 19 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Fairmont, West Virginia

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