Design Schools
In Pasadena, California

There are 2 design schools in Pasadena for faculty to choose from. The trends in Pasadena's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Pasadena Vs. California Design Employment

Pasadena 19,570
California 51,090

Of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, 19,570 work in Pasadena. Between 2006 and 2010, in Pasadena, there has been a 6% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Pasadena has decreased, overall employment in Pasadena has increased.

Pasadena 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: Pasadena

Design VS. All professions salaries in Pasadena

$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 Pasadena
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pasadena

Salaries for design professionals in Pasadena have increased. In 2010 Pasadena design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $64,239. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Pasadena was $60,495 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Pasadena is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Pasadena

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Pasadena 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 $93,366 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Pasadena

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Pasadena


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

Design Programs Offered In Pasadena


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Pasadena's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Pasadena


Approximately 190 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Pasadena, California

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