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Design Schools
In California, Pennsylvania

The city of California has only one school where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in California, which includes design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

California Vs. Pennsylvania Design Employment

California 2,870
Pennsylvania 14,850

Exactly 2,870 of the 14,850 design professionals employed in Pennsylvania, work in California. Between 2006 and 2010, in California, there has been a 2% growth in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in California has increased, overall employment in California has also increased.

California Vs. Pennsylvania Design employment growth

15,700 16,160 16,640 15,590 14,850
2,810 3,440 3,720 3,530 2,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: California

Design VS. All professions salaries in California

$46,810 $50,914 $45,917 $47,526 $46,147
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in California
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in California

As the number of design professionals in California has grown, salaries for design professionals have decreased. California design professionals made $46,147 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in California made an average salary of $46,810 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in California.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in California

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $44,631 per year in California. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,411 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $66,250 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in California

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

California design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in California


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

Design Programs Offered In California


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by California's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In California


Approximately 35 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in California, Pennsylvania

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