Design Schools
In Kinston, North Carolina

In Kinston, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Kinston, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Kinston Vs. North Carolina Design Employment

Kinston 310
North Carolina 9,100

Exactly 310 of the 9,100 design professionals employed in North Carolina, work in Kinston. There has been a 19% growth in the number of design professionals in Kinston between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Kinston has increased, overall employment in Kinston has also increased.

Kinston Vs. North Carolina Design employment growth

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
260 240 280 No data 310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Kinston

Design VS. All professions salaries in Kinston

$28,743 $43,733 $42,820 No data $37,000
$29,710 $31,060 $32,020 No data $34,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Kinston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Kinston

As the number of design professionals in Kinston has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $37,000 per year was earned by design professionals in Kinston. The average salary for design professionals in Kinston was $28,743 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Kinston.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Kinston

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Kinston design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $30,520. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 239%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $19,537 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $66,273 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Kinston

Web Design
Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Kinston


Many of Kinston's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Kinston


Kinston's design schools offer 2 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Kinston


Approximately 7 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Kinston, North Carolina

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