Graphic Design Schools
In San Jose, California

Graphic Design faculty can choose to work at one of 3 graphic design schools in San Jose. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the graphic design academic community in San Jose, and the future trends. Academia in graphic design includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Jose Vs. California Graphic Design Employment

San Jose 1,630
California 26,390

Of the 26,390 graphic design professionals employed in California, 1,630 work in San Jose. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of graphic design professionals in San Jose has grown by 3%. As the number of graphic design professionals in San Jose has increased, overall employment in San Jose has decreased.

San Jose Vs. California Graphic Design employment growth

27,080 28,390 30,340 27,990 26,390
1,590 1,400 1,410 1,650 1,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Jose

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in San Jose

$60,150 $59,340 $61,240 $68,810 $73,600
$59,990 $61,720 $64,310 $66,780 $67,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in San Jose
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Jose

In San Jose, salaries for graphic design professionals have increased. San Jose graphic design professionals made $73,600 per year, on average, in 2010. Graphic design professionals in San Jose made a yearly average salary of $60,150, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Jose.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in San Jose

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Graphic design professionals make a median salary of $70,410 per year in San Jose. The difference in pay between the graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 213%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $38,220 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $119,610 per year.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in San Jose

Visual Communications
Web Design
Graphic Design
Computer Animation

Graphic design professional salaries in San Jose are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in San Jose


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

Graphic Design Programs Offered In San Jose


San Jose's graphic design schools offer 4 graphic design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In San Jose


Approximately 58 students graduated from graphic design courses in 2010.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in San Jose, California

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