Design Schools
In San Marcos, California

In San Marcos, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The trends in San Marcos' 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


Professional Trends

San Marcos Vs. California Design Employment

San Marcos 3,950
California 51,090

Exactly 3,950 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in San Marcos. The number of design professionals in San Marcos has shrunk by 17% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in San Marcos has decreased, overall employment in San Marcos has increased.

San Marcos Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
4,750 5,030 4,720 4,290 3,950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Marcos

Design VS. All professions salaries in San Marcos

$52,647 $56,331 $54,981 $56,979 $55,229
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in San Marcos
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Marcos

Salaries for design professionals in San Marcos have increased. In 2010 San Marcos design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $55,229. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in San Marcos was $52,647 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in San Marcos.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in San Marcos

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Design professionals make a median salary of $51,855 per year in San Marcos. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 204%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,349 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $86,196 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in San Marcos

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in San Marcos


There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of San Marcos' design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In San Marcos


There are a total of 12 degree and certificate programs in design offered by San Marcos' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In San Marcos


Approximately 47 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in San Marcos, California

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