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Design Schools
In Birmingham, Alabama

There are 3 design schools in Birmingham for faculty to choose from. The trends in Birmingham's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Birmingham Vs. Alabama Design Employment

Birmingham 180
Alabama 3,370

Exactly 180 of Alabama's 3,370 design professionals work in Birmingham. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Birmingham has shrunk by 0%. Overall employment in Birmingham has also decreased.

Birmingham Vs. Alabama Design employment growth

3,650 3,600 3,840 3,610 3,370
180 150 190 No data 180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Alabama
  • Dark Yellow: Birmingham

Design VS. All professions salaries in Birmingham

$26,190 $25,665 $34,997 No data $29,860
$28,360 $29,260 $30,440 No data $32,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Birmingham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Birmingham

Salaries for design professionals in Birmingham have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Birmingham reportedly earned an average salary of $29,860 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Birmingham made an average salary of $26,190 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Birmingham.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Birmingham

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Birmingham design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $27,955. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $19,025 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 134% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Birmingham

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

On average design professionals in Birmingham earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Birmingham.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Birmingham


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Birmingham's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Birmingham


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Birmingham


Approximately 35 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Birmingham, Alabama

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