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Design Schools
In Salem, Oregon

There is only one design school in Salem for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Salem, which encompasses design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Salem Vs. Oregon Design Employment

Salem 130
Oregon 4,460

Exactly 130 of Oregon's 4,460 design professionals work in Salem. There has been a 46% decline in the number of design professionals in Salem between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Salem has decreased, overall employment in Salem has increased.

Salem Vs. Oregon Design employment growth

4,610 5,020 5,490 5,020 4,460
240 220 220 190 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Salem

Design VS. All professions salaries in Salem

$32,660 $33,997 $30,510 $32,545 $33,175
$35,520 $36,670 $37,690 $39,140 $40,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Salem
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Salem

Salaries for design professionals in Salem have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $33,175 per year was earned by design professionals in Salem. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Salem was $32,660 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Salem is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Salem

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

Design professionals in Salem make a median yearly salary of $30,675. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $22,700 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $47,320 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Salem

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Salem


There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of Salem's design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In Salem


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Salem


In 2010 approximately 9 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Salem, Oregon

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