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Graphic Design Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, there are 4 graphic design 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 Pittsburgh, and the future trends. Academia in graphic design includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Graphic Design Employment

Pittsburgh 1,570
Pennsylvania 7,830

Of the 7,830 graphic design professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 1,570 work in Pittsburgh. There has been a 1% growth in the number of graphic design professionals in Pittsburgh between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for graphic design professionals in Pittsburgh has increased, overall employment in Pittsburgh has also increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Graphic Design employment growth

7,990 8,470 8,560 8,120 7,830
1,560 1,880 1,910 1,850 1,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

$36,960 $36,810 $38,840 $39,710 $40,030
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

Salaries for graphic design professionals in Pittsburgh have increased. In 2010 graphic design professionals in Pittsburgh reportedly earned an average salary of $40,030 per year. The average salary for graphic design professionals in Pittsburgh was $36,960 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Pittsburgh.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Pittsburgh

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

Pittsburgh graphic design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $37,960. The 10% of graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $24,290 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 145% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Pittsburgh

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Pittsburgh


There are 4 accredited graphic design schools in the city. Many of Pittsburgh's graphic design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh's graphic design schools offer 9 graphic design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Pittsburgh


Approximately 585 students graduated from graphic design courses in 2010.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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