Design Schools
In Los Angeles, California

There are 13 design schools in Los Angeles for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Los Angeles, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Los Angeles Vs. California Design Employment

Los Angeles 19,570
California 51,090

Exactly 19,570 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in Los Angeles. There has been a 6% decline in the number of design professionals in Los Angeles between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Los Angeles has decreased, overall employment in Los Angeles has increased.

Los Angeles Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
20,850 23,350 22,700 20,960 19,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Los Angeles

Design VS. All professions salaries in Los Angeles

$60,495 $62,294 $62,974 $64,099 $64,239
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Los Angeles
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $64,239 per year was earned by design professionals in Los Angeles. Design professionals in Los Angeles made a yearly average salary of $60,495, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Los Angeles.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $57,318. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,362 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 189% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Los Angeles

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Los Angeles


Many of Los Angeles' design professionals are graduates of one of the 13 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Los Angeles


There are a total of 30 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Los Angeles' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Los Angeles


In 2010 approximately 1,603 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Los Angeles, California

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