Visual Communications Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

In Grand Rapids, there are 2 visual communications schools where visual communications faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the visual communications academic community in Grand Rapids, and the future trends. Academia in visual communications includes visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications


Statistics

Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Visual Communications Employment

Grand Rapids 800
Michigan 6,700

Exactly 800 of Michigan's 6,700 visual communications professionals work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of visual communications professionals in Grand Rapids has grown by 7%. As the number of visual communications professionals in Grand Rapids has increased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has also increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Visual Communications employment growth

8,030 8,770 7,130 6,910 6,700
750 910 810 870 800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Visual Communications VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$41,145 $38,235 $34,330 $33,245 $37,863
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

As the number of visual communications professionals in Grand Rapids has grown, salaries for visual communications professionals have decreased. Grand Rapids visual communications professionals made $37,863 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, visual communications professionals in Grand Rapids made an average salary of $41,145 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Grand Rapids.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Grand Rapids

10th percentile
$22,400
25th percentile
$26,717
50th percentile
$35,503
75th percentile
$44,747
90th percentile
$58,860

Visual communications professionals make a median salary of $35,503 per year in Grand Rapids. The 10% of visual communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $22,400 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $58,860 per year.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Visual Communications
$37,863
Web Design
$39,080
Graphic Design
$39,080
Drafting
$48,715
Computer Animation
$55,800
Art
$57,795
Industrial Design
$70,700
Interior Design
$78,700

Visual communications professional salaries in Grand Rapids are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications schools in Grand Rapids

2

There are 2 accredited visual communications schools in the city. Many of Grand Rapids' visual communications professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Visual Communications Programs Offered In Grand Rapids

associate
1
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in visual communications offered by Grand Rapids' visual communications schools.

Student Completed Visual Communications Degrees In Grand Rapids

associate
6
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total7

In 2010 approximately 7 students completed visual communications courses.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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