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Design Schools
In Spokane, Washington

There are 3 design schools in Spokane for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Spokane, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Spokane Vs. Washington Design Employment

Spokane 430
Washington 7,730

Exactly 430 of Washington State's 7,730 design professionals work in Spokane. The number of design professionals in Spokane has grown by 48% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Spokane has increased, overall employment in Spokane has also increased.

Spokane Vs. Washington Design employment growth

7,630 8,100 8,790 8,720 7,730
290 400 470 470 430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Spokane

Design VS. All professions salaries in Spokane

$33,253 $34,737 $43,038 $41,910 $34,523
$36,050 $37,350 $39,510 $41,010 $42,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Spokane
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Spokane

Salaries for design professionals in Spokane have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $34,523 per year was earned by design professionals in Spokane. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Spokane was $33,253 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Spokane.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Spokane

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Design professionals in Spokane make a median yearly salary of $31,200. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 111%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,823 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $50,257 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Spokane

Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Interior Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Spokane


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Spokane's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Spokane


Spokane's design schools offer 9 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Spokane


Approximately 160 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Spokane, Washington

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