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Design Schools
In Kirkland, Washington

Design faculty can choose to work at only one design school in Kirkland. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Kirkland, which includes design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Kirkland Vs. Washington Design Employment

Kirkland 5,110
Washington 7,730

Exactly 5,110 of Washington State's 7,730 design professionals work in Kirkland. The number of design professionals in Kirkland has grown by 12% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of design professionals in Kirkland has increased, overall employment in Kirkland has also increased.

Kirkland Vs. Washington Design employment growth

7,630 8,100 8,790 8,720 7,730
4,550 5,210 5,960 5,960 5,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Kirkland

Design VS. All professions salaries in Kirkland

$51,203 $56,458 $61,260 $61,989 $58,335
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Kirkland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Kirkland

In Kirkland, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Kirkland reportedly earned an average salary of $58,335 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Kirkland was $51,203 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Kirkland is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Kirkland

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $54,358 per year in Kirkland. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,486 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $90,886 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Kirkland

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Kirkland


Many of Kirkland's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Kirkland


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Kirkland


Approximately 9 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Kirkland, Washington

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