Graphic Design Schools
In Santa Barbara, California

There are 2 graphic design schools in Santa Barbara for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of graphic design and graphic design education in Santa Barbara, which includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Barbara Vs. California Graphic Design Employment

Santa Barbara 460
California 26,390

Exactly 460 of the 26,390 graphic design professionals employed in California, work in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Vs. California Graphic Design employment growth

27,080 28,390 30,340 27,990 26,390
No data No data No data 280 460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Barbara

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Santa Barbara

No data No data No data $48,190 $53,090
No data No data No data $45,310 $47,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Santa Barbara
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Barbara

In 2010 graphic design professionals in Santa Barbara reportedly earned an average salary of $53,090 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Barbara.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Santa Barbara

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Santa Barbara graphic design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $47,300. The 10% of graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,740 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $74,550 per year.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Santa Barbara

Visual Communications
Web Design
Graphic Design
Computer Animation

On average graphic design professional salaries in Santa Barbara are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Santa Barbara


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

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Santa Barbara


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in graphic design offered by Santa Barbara's graphic design schools.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Santa Barbara


In 2010 approximately 17 students completed graphic design courses.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Santa Barbara, California

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