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Design Schools
In Hickory, North Carolina

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 2 design schools in Hickory. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Hickory, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Hickory Vs. North Carolina Design Employment

Hickory 290
North Carolina 9,100

Exactly 290 of North Carolina's 9,100 design professionals work in Hickory. The number of design professionals in Hickory has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Hickory has decreased.

Hickory Vs. North Carolina Design employment growth

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
270 230 310 310 290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Hickory

Design VS. All professions salaries in Hickory

$35,978 $37,542 $44,433 $48,524 $47,894
$31,780 $33,060 $34,190 $35,020 $35,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Hickory
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Hickory

In Hickory, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $47,894 per year was earned by design professionals in Hickory. The average salary for design professionals in Hickory was $35,978 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Hickory.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Hickory

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

Hickory design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $41,246. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,148 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $72,578 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Hickory

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Interior Design
Fashion Design
Game Design
Industrial Design

On average design professional salaries in Hickory are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Hickory


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

Design Programs Offered In Hickory


Hickory's design schools offer 2 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Hickory


Approximately 14 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Hickory, North Carolina

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