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Design Schools
In Aptos, California

The city of Aptos has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Aptos, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Aptos Vs. California Design Employment

Aptos 150
California 51,090

Exactly 150 of California's 51,090 design professionals work in Aptos. There has been a 21% decline in the number of design professionals in Aptos between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Aptos has decreased, overall employment in Aptos has increased.

Aptos Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
190 200 180 120 150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Aptos

Design VS. All professions salaries in Aptos

$43,740 $37,535 $40,890 $66,637 $68,187
$41,940 $43,260 $45,230 $45,870 $46,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Aptos
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Aptos

As the number of design professionals in Aptos has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $68,187 per year was earned by design professionals in Aptos. Design professionals in Aptos made a yearly average salary of $43,740, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Aptos.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Aptos

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $63,993 per year in Aptos. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 153%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $41,053 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $103,883 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Aptos

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Industrial Design
Game Design
Fashion Design

On average design professional salaries in Aptos are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Aptos


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

Design Programs Offered In Aptos


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Aptos' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Aptos


Approximately 41 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Aptos, California

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