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Design Schools
In Charleston, West Virginia

There is only one design school in Charleston for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Charleston, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Charleston Vs. West Virginia Design Employment

Charleston 190
West Virginia 1,080

Of the 1,080 design professionals employed in West Virginia, 190 work in Charleston. There has been a 5% decline in the number of design professionals in Charleston between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Charleston has decreased, overall employment in Charleston has increased.

Charleston Vs. West Virginia Design employment growth

1,150 1,130 1,210 1,120 1,080
200 160 210 180 190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: West Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Charleston

Design VS. All professions salaries in Charleston

$31,390 $31,437 $29,885 $30,510 $30,275
$33,550 $34,890 $36,120 $37,240 $37,950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Charleston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Charleston

As the number of design professionals in Charleston has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have also decreased. In 2010 Charleston design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $30,275. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Charleston made an average salary of $31,390 per year. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Charleston is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Charleston

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Design professionals make a median salary of $29,815 per year in Charleston. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 115%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $20,190 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $43,380 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Charleston

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Charleston


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

Design Programs Offered In Charleston


Charleston's design school offers one design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Charleston


In 2010 approximately 5 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Charleston, West Virginia

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