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Design Schools
In Ridgecrest, California

In Ridgecrest, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Ridgecrest, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Ridgecrest Vs. California Design Employment

Ridgecrest 220
California 51,090

Exactly 220 of California's 51,090 design professionals work in Ridgecrest. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Ridgecrest has shrunk by 27%. Overall employment in Ridgecrest has increased.

Ridgecrest Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
300 210 210 190 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Ridgecrest

Design VS. All professions salaries in Ridgecrest

$37,137 $39,827 $36,235 $41,833 $41,350
$36,700 $38,150 $40,210 $42,430 $44,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Ridgecrest
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Ridgecrest

Salaries for design professionals in Ridgecrest have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Ridgecrest reportedly earned an average salary of $41,350 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Ridgecrest made an average salary of $37,137 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Ridgecrest.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Ridgecrest

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Ridgecrest make a median yearly salary of $35,337. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 216%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,230 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $73,367 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Ridgecrest

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Ridgecrest are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Ridgecrest


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

Design Programs Offered In Ridgecrest


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Ridgecrest


Approximately 5 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Ridgecrest, California

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