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Graphic Design Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The city of Philadelphia has 7 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 Philadelphia, and the future trends. Academia in graphic design includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Graphic Design Employment

Philadelphia 3,230
Pennsylvania 7,830

Of the 7,830 graphic design professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 3,230 work in Philadelphia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of graphic design professionals in Philadelphia has grown by 4%. As the employment for graphic design professionals in Philadelphia has increased, overall employment in Philadelphia has also increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Graphic Design employment growth

7,990 8,470 8,560 8,120 7,830
3,100 3,440 3,430 3,240 3,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$44,590 $46,030 $48,760 $48,710 $49,560
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

As the number of graphic design professionals in Philadelphia has grown, salaries for graphic design professionals have also increased. Philadelphia graphic design professionals made $49,560 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for graphic design professionals in Philadelphia was $44,590 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Philadelphia.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Philadelphia

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

Philadelphia graphic design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $45,590. The difference in pay between the graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 134%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,740 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $74,430 per year.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

Graphic design professional salaries in Philadelphia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Philadelphia


There are 7 accredited graphic design schools in the city. Many of Philadelphia's graphic design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Philadelphia


Philadelphia's graphic design schools offer 13 graphic design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Philadelphia


In 2010 approximately 302 students graduated from graphic design courses.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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