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Design Schools
In Sacramento, California

The city of Sacramento has 8 schools where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Sacramento's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Sacramento Vs. California Design Employment

Sacramento 1,470
California 51,090

Exactly 1,470 of California's 51,090 design professionals work in Sacramento. There has been a 32% decline in the number of design professionals in Sacramento between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Sacramento has also decreased.

Sacramento Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
2,160 2,100 2,180 1,830 1,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Sacramento

Design VS. All professions salaries in Sacramento

$46,492 $47,952 $52,816 $54,038 $57,562
$43,640 $45,010 $46,980 $48,580 $50,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Sacramento
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Sacramento

As the number of design professionals in Sacramento has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $57,562 per year was earned by design professionals in Sacramento. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Sacramento made an average salary of $46,492 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Sacramento.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Sacramento

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Sacramento make a median yearly salary of $52,884. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $36,010 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 76% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Sacramento

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

On average design professionals in Sacramento earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Sacramento.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Sacramento


There are 8 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Sacramento's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Sacramento


Sacramento's design schools offer 26 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Sacramento


Approximately 220 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Sacramento, California

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