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Design Schools
In Santa Ana, California

The city of Santa Ana has 2 schools where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Santa Ana, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Ana Vs. California Design Employment

Santa Ana 6,300
California 51,090

Exactly 6,300 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in Santa Ana. The number of design professionals in Santa Ana has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of design professionals in Santa Ana has increased, overall employment in Santa Ana has decreased.

Santa Ana Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
5,780 7,330 8,050 6,840 6,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Ana

Design VS. All professions salaries in Santa Ana

$54,755 $57,114 $57,616 $60,248 $57,393
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Santa Ana
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Ana

As the number of design professionals in Santa Ana has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 design professionals in Santa Ana reportedly earned an average salary of $57,393 per year. The average salary for design professionals in Santa Ana was $54,755 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Santa Ana is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Santa Ana

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

Santa Ana design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $51,490. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 223%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $30,382 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $98,161 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Santa Ana

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Santa Ana


There are 2 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Santa Ana's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Santa Ana


There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Santa Ana's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Santa Ana


In 2010 approximately 166 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Santa Ana, California

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