Design Schools
In San Jose, California

The city of San Jose has 3 schools where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in San Jose, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

San Jose Vs. California Design Employment

San Jose 2,520
California 51,090

Exactly 2,520 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in San Jose. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in San Jose has shrunk by 8%. As the number of design professionals in San Jose has decreased, overall employment in San Jose has also decreased.

San Jose Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
2,740 2,700 3,200 3,110 2,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Jose

Design VS. All professions salaries in San Jose

$71,786 $71,757 $69,118 $64,132 $64,854
$59,990 $61,720 $64,310 $66,780 $67,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in San Jose
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Jose

Salaries for design professionals in San Jose have decreased. In 2010 San Jose design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $64,854. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in San Jose was $71,786 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in San Jose.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in San Jose

10th percentile
$34,921
25th percentile
$45,742
50th percentile
$61,158
75th percentile
$79,074
90th percentile
$91,213

Design professionals in San Jose make a median yearly salary of $61,158. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 161%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $34,921 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $91,213 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in San Jose

Fashion Design
$56,260
Visual Communications
$59,768
Interior Design
$60,420
Drafting
$63,253
Design
$64,854
Web Design
$73,600
Graphic Design
$73,600
Industrial Design
$77,140
Computer Animation
$81,360
Game Design
$102,113

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in San Jose

3

Many of San Jose's design professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In San Jose

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total6

San Jose's design schools offer 6 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In San Jose

associate
0
bachelor
84
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total86

Approximately 86 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in San Jose, California

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