Design Schools
In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

There are 3 design schools in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Harrisburg Vs. Pennsylvania Design Employment

Harrisburg 540
Pennsylvania 14,850

Of the 14,850 design professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 540 work in Harrisburg. Between 2006 and 2010, in Harrisburg, there has been a 19% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Harrisburg has decreased, overall employment in Harrisburg has increased.

Harrisburg Vs. Pennsylvania Design employment growth

15,700 16,160 16,640 15,590 14,850
670 630 640 620 540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Harrisburg

Design VS. All professions salaries in Harrisburg

$35,392 $42,230 $43,882 $45,294 $46,162
$37,850 $39,190 $40,700 $42,140 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Harrisburg
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Harrisburg

As the number of design professionals in Harrisburg has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Harrisburg design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $46,162. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Harrisburg made an average salary of $35,392 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Harrisburg.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Harrisburg

10th percentile
25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Harrisburg make a median yearly salary of $44,622. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,482 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 145% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Harrisburg

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Harrisburg


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

Design Programs Offered In Harrisburg


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Harrisburg's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Harrisburg


Approximately 66 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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