Graphic Design Schools
In Oakland, California

In Oakland, there are 2 graphic design schools where graphic design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in graphic design in the city of Oakland, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Oakland Vs. California Graphic Design Employment

Oakland 1,760
California 26,390

Exactly 1,760 of the 26,390 graphic design professionals employed in California, work in Oakland. Between 2006 and 2010, in Oakland, there has been a 4% growth in the number of graphic design professionals. As the number of graphic design professionals in Oakland has increased, overall employment in Oakland has also increased.

Oakland Vs. California Graphic Design employment growth

27,080 28,390 30,340 27,990 26,390
1,690 1,970 2,220 2,050 1,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Oakland

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Oakland

$54,390 $53,280 $56,760 $55,260 $56,590
$49,830 $51,220 $53,260 $54,590 $56,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Oakland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Oakland

In Oakland, salaries for graphic design professionals have increased. In 2010 Oakland graphic design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $56,590. Four years earlier in 2006, graphic design professionals in Oakland made an average salary of $54,390 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Oakland.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Oakland

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Oakland graphic design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $53,100. The 10% of graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $34,500 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 141% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Oakland

Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Oakland


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

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Oakland


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in graphic design offered by Oakland's graphic design schools.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Oakland


In 2010 approximately 33 students completed graphic design courses.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Oakland, California

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