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Design Schools
In Monterey, California

Design faculty can choose to work at only one design school in Monterey. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Monterey, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Monterey Vs. California Design Employment

Monterey 230
California 51,090

Exactly 230 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in Monterey. There has been a 57% decline in the number of design professionals in Monterey between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Monterey has decreased, overall employment in Monterey has also decreased.

Monterey Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
540 420 350 90 230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Monterey

Design VS. All professions salaries in Monterey

$45,310 $45,927 $50,680 $49,770 $49,757
$37,940 $39,850 $41,370 $42,950 $42,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Monterey
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Monterey

In Monterey, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Monterey reportedly earned an average salary of $49,757 per year. The average salary for design professionals in Monterey was $45,310 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Monterey.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Monterey

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

Monterey design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $42,903. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,337 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 161% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Monterey

Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Monterey


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

Design Programs Offered In Monterey


Monterey's design schools offer 5 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Monterey


Approximately 14 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Monterey, California

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