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Graphic Design Schools
In Irvine, California

In Irvine, there are 2 graphic design schools where graphic design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in graphic design in the city of Irvine, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Irvine Vs. California Graphic Design Employment

Irvine 3,280
California 26,390

Of the 26,390 graphic design professionals employed in California, 3,280 work in Irvine. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of graphic design professionals in Irvine has shrunk by 11%. As the employment for graphic design professionals in Irvine has decreased, overall employment in Irvine has also decreased.

Irvine Vs. California Graphic Design employment growth

27,080 28,390 30,340 27,990 26,390
3,700 3,870 4,280 3,580 3,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Irvine

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Irvine

$46,370 $48,640 $53,270 $54,780 $54,640
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Irvine
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Irvine

As the number of graphic design professionals in Irvine has shrunk, salaries for graphic design professionals have increased. In 2010 Irvine graphic design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $54,640. The average salary for graphic design professionals in Irvine was $46,370 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Irvine.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Irvine

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

Graphic design professionals in Irvine earn a median salary of $52,180 per year. The difference in pay between the graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 187%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,920 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $83,100 per year.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Irvine

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

On average graphic design professional salaries in Irvine are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Irvine


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

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Irvine


Irvine's graphic design schools offer 3 graphic design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Irvine


In 2010 approximately 11 students graduated from graphic design courses.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Irvine, California

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