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Design Schools
In Olympia, Washington

In Olympia, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Olympia, which includes design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Olympia Vs. Washington Design Employment

Olympia 140
Washington 7,730

Exactly 140 of Washington State's 7,730 design professionals work in Olympia. There has been a 17% growth in the number of design professionals in Olympia between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Olympia has also increased.

Olympia Vs. Washington Design employment growth

7,630 8,100 8,790 8,720 7,730
120 140 140 160 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Olympia

Design VS. All professions salaries in Olympia

$35,250 $38,650 $37,405 $35,830 $39,070
$40,840 $42,390 $44,440 $45,570 $46,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Olympia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Olympia

Salaries for design professionals in Olympia have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $39,070 per year was earned by design professionals in Olympia. The average salary for design professionals in Olympia was $35,250 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Olympia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Olympia

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Olympia earn a median salary of $41,180 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $22,780 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $49,850 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Olympia

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Olympia


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

Design Programs Offered In Olympia


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Olympia


Approximately 2 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Olympia, Washington

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