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Design Schools
In Irvine, California

In Irvine, there are 2 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Irvine, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Irvine Vs. California Design Employment

Irvine 6,300
California 51,090

Exactly 6,300 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in Irvine. The number of design professionals in Irvine has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Irvine has decreased.

Irvine Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
5,780 7,330 8,050 6,840 6,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Irvine

Design VS. All professions salaries in Irvine

$54,755 $57,114 $57,616 $60,248 $57,393
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Irvine
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Irvine

Salaries for design professionals in Irvine have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Irvine reportedly earned an average salary of $57,393 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Irvine was $54,755 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Irvine.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Irvine

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

Design professionals in Irvine earn a median salary of $51,490 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,382 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $98,161 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Irvine

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Irvine


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

Design Programs Offered In Irvine


Irvine's design schools offer 4 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Irvine


Approximately 18 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Irvine, California

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