Design Schools
In Richmond, Virginia

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 2 design schools in Richmond. The trends in Richmond's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Richmond Vs. Virginia Design Employment

Richmond 90
Virginia 9,410

Exactly 90 of the 9,410 design professionals employed in Virginia, work in Richmond. Between 2006 and 2010, in Richmond, there has been a 10% decline in the number of design professionals. As the employment for design professionals in Richmond has decreased, overall employment in Richmond has increased.

Richmond Vs. Virginia Design employment growth

10,680 10,070 10,260 9,840 9,410
100 50 50 No data 90
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Richmond

Design VS. All professions salaries in Richmond

$33,255 $43,660 $48,900 No data $32,590
$37,120 $37,780 $39,600 No data $42,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Richmond
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Richmond

In Richmond, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Richmond reportedly earned an average salary of $32,590 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Richmond was $33,255 per year. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Richmond is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Richmond

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Richmond earn a median salary of $26,140 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $17,805 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 234% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Richmond

Web Design
Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Game Design

Richmond design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Richmond


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

Design Programs Offered In Richmond


Richmond's design schools offer 8 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Richmond


In 2010 approximately 305 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Richmond, Virginia

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