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Graphic Design Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

The city of Boston has 6 schools where graphic design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the graphic design academic community in Boston, and the future trends. Academia in graphic design includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Graphic Design Employment

Boston 3,410
Massachusetts 5,530

Exactly 3,410 of the 5,530 graphic design professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Boston. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of graphic design professionals in Boston has grown by 13%. As the number of graphic design professionals in Boston has increased, overall employment in Boston has also increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Graphic Design employment growth

4,980 5,320 5,580 5,420 5,530
3,030 3,450 3,660 3,330 3,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$48,810 $48,870 $49,160 $52,280 $53,870
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

As the number of graphic design professionals in Boston has grown, salaries for graphic design professionals have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $53,870 per year was earned by graphic design professionals in Boston. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for graphic design professionals in Boston was $48,810 per year. The growth in the salary of graphic design professionals in Boston is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Boston

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

Graphic design professionals in Boston make a median yearly salary of $51,850. The 10% of graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,330 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $77,270 per year.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Boston

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Boston


There are 6 accredited graphic design schools in the city. Many of Boston's graphic design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Boston


There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in graphic design offered by Boston's graphic design schools.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Boston


Approximately 177 students completed graphic design courses in 2010.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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