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Design Schools
In Charleston, South Carolina

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 3 design schools in Charleston. The trends in Charleston'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

Charleston Vs. South Carolina Design Employment

Charleston 500
South Carolina 3,650

Exactly 500 of South Carolina's 3,650 design professionals work in Charleston.

Charleston Vs. South Carolina Design employment growth

3,630 3,770 4,410 3,890 3,650
No data No data No data 630 500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Charleston

Design VS. All professions salaries in Charleston

No data No data No data $34,803 $34,710
No data No data No data $38,630 $39,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Charleston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Charleston

In 2010 an average salary of $34,710 per year was earned by design professionals in Charleston. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Charleston.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Charleston

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Charleston earn a median salary of $34,535 per year. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 119%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $22,455 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $49,255 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Charleston

Interior Design
Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Charleston


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

Design Programs Offered In Charleston


Charleston's design schools offer 6 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Charleston


Approximately 68 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Charleston, South Carolina

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