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Design Schools
In Durham, North Carolina

The city of Durham has 2 schools where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Durham'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

Durham Vs. North Carolina Design Employment

Durham 640
North Carolina 9,100

Of the 9,100 design professionals employed in North Carolina, 640 work in Durham. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Durham has grown by 2%. Overall employment in Durham has also increased.

Durham Vs. North Carolina Design employment growth

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
630 570 580 580 640
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Durham

Design VS. All professions salaries in Durham

$44,568 $43,954 $45,113 $41,287 $60,120
$45,170 $46,540 $48,830 $50,480 $53,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Durham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Durham

As the number of design professionals in Durham has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $60,120 per year was earned by design professionals in Durham. The average salary for design professionals in Durham was $44,568 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Durham.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Durham

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

Design professionals in Durham earn a median salary of $51,512 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,498 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $97,122 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Durham

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation
Game Design

On average design professionals in Durham earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Durham.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Durham


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

Design Programs Offered In Durham


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Durham


Approximately 8 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Durham, North Carolina

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