Design Schools
In San Luis Obispo, California

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 2 design schools in San Luis Obispo. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in San Luis Obispo, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Statistics

Professional Trends

San Luis Obispo Vs. California Design Employment

San Luis Obispo 160
California 51,090

Of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, 160 work in San Luis Obispo. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Luis Obispo, there has been a 43% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in San Luis Obispo has decreased, overall employment in San Luis Obispo has also decreased.

San Luis Obispo Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
280 160 170 160 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Luis Obispo

Design VS. All professions salaries in San Luis Obispo

$34,683 $32,840 $32,375 $31,755 $40,130
$38,580 $39,290 $41,410 $43,470 $44,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in San Luis Obispo
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Luis Obispo

In San Luis Obispo, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $40,130 per year was earned by design professionals in San Luis Obispo. Design professionals in San Luis Obispo made a yearly average salary of $34,683, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Luis Obispo.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in San Luis Obispo

10th percentile
$23,800
25th percentile
$29,490
50th percentile
$40,420
75th percentile
$48,750
90th percentile
$56,350

Design professionals in San Luis Obispo earn a median salary of $40,420 per year. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 137%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,800 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $56,350 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in San Luis Obispo

Visual Communications
$40,130
Graphic Design
$40,130
Design
$40,130
Web Design
$40,130
Drafting
$49,465
Game Design
$61,747

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in San Luis Obispo

2

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

Design Programs Offered In San Luis Obispo

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total3

There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in design offered by San Luis Obispo's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In San Luis Obispo

associate
2
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total7

Approximately 7 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in San Luis Obispo, California

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