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Design Schools
In Sunnyvale, California

The city of Sunnyvale has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Sunnyvale, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Sunnyvale Vs. California Design Employment

Sunnyvale 2,520
California 51,090

Exactly 2,520 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in Sunnyvale. Between 2006 and 2010, in Sunnyvale, there has been a 8% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Sunnyvale has decreased, overall employment in Sunnyvale has also decreased.

Sunnyvale Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
2,740 2,700 3,200 3,110 2,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Sunnyvale

Design VS. All professions salaries in Sunnyvale

$71,786 $71,757 $69,118 $64,132 $64,854
$59,990 $61,720 $64,310 $66,780 $67,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Sunnyvale
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Sunnyvale

As the number of design professionals in Sunnyvale has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have also decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Sunnyvale reportedly earned an average salary of $64,854 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Sunnyvale made an average salary of $71,786 per year. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Sunnyvale is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Sunnyvale

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

Sunnyvale design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $61,158. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $34,921 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $91,213 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Sunnyvale

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Sunnyvale


Many of Sunnyvale's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Sunnyvale


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Sunnyvale


Approximately 5 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Sunnyvale, California

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