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Design Schools
In Santa Monica, California

The city of Santa Monica has 2 schools where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Santa Monica'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

Santa Monica Vs. California Design Employment

Santa Monica 19,570
California 51,090

Exactly 19,570 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in Santa Monica. There has been a 6% decline in the number of design professionals in Santa Monica between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Santa Monica has decreased, overall employment in Santa Monica has increased.

Santa Monica Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
20,850 23,350 22,700 20,960 19,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Monica

Design VS. All professions salaries in Santa Monica

$60,495 $62,294 $62,974 $64,099 $64,239
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Santa Monica
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Monica

In Santa Monica, salaries for design professionals have increased. Santa Monica design professionals made $64,239 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Santa Monica was $60,495 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Santa Monica is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Santa Monica

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Design professionals make a median salary of $57,318 per year in Santa Monica. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,362 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $93,366 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Santa Monica

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

Santa Monica design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Santa Monica


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

Design Programs Offered In Santa Monica


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Santa Monica


Approximately 214 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Santa Monica, California

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