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Design Schools
In Bellingham, Washington

The city of Bellingham has 2 schools 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 Bellingham, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Bellingham Vs. Washington Design Employment

Bellingham 140
Washington 7,730

Exactly 140 of Washington State's 7,730 design professionals work in Bellingham. Between 2006 and 2010, in Bellingham, there has been a 33% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Bellingham has decreased, overall employment in Bellingham has also decreased.

Bellingham Vs. Washington Design employment growth

7,630 8,100 8,790 8,720 7,730
210 190 250 100 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Bellingham

Design VS. All professions salaries in Bellingham

$28,255 $28,955 $29,495 $30,950 $32,350
$36,260 $37,990 $39,340 $39,870 $41,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Bellingham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Bellingham

As the number of design professionals in Bellingham has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Bellingham reportedly earned an average salary of $32,350 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Bellingham made an average salary of $28,255 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Bellingham.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Bellingham

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Bellingham earn a median salary of $29,115 per year. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 97%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,175 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $45,750 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Bellingham

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Bellingham are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Bellingham


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

Design Programs Offered In Bellingham


Bellingham's design schools offer 4 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Bellingham


Approximately 82 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Bellingham, Washington

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