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Design Schools
In Berkeley, California

There are 2 design schools in Berkeley for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Berkeley, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Berkeley Vs. California Design Employment

Berkeley 2,720
California 51,090

Of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, 2,720 work in Berkeley. Between 2006 and 2010, in Berkeley, there has been a 0% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Berkeley has decreased, overall employment in Berkeley has increased.

Berkeley Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
2,730 2,910 3,490 3,290 2,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Berkeley

Design VS. All professions salaries in Berkeley

$58,030 $64,348 $65,584 $64,158 $61,268
$49,830 $51,220 $53,260 $54,590 $56,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Berkeley
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Berkeley

In Berkeley, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Berkeley reportedly earned an average salary of $61,268 per year. Design professionals in Berkeley made a yearly average salary of $58,030, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Berkeley.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Berkeley

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

Berkeley design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $55,029. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,752 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $101,669 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Berkeley

Interior Design
Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Industrial Design
Fashion Design
Computer Animation
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Berkeley


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

Design Programs Offered In Berkeley


There is one degree and certificate program in design offered by Berkeley's design school.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Berkeley


In 2010 approximately 1 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Berkeley, California

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