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Graphic Design Schools
In Portland, Oregon

Graphic Design faculty can choose to work at one of 3 graphic design schools in Portland. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of graphic design and graphic design education in Portland, which includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Graphic Design Employment

Portland 1,580
Oregon 2,310

Exactly 1,580 of the 2,310 graphic design professionals employed in Oregon, work in Portland. Between 2006 and 2010, in Portland, there has been a 6% growth in the number of graphic design professionals. Overall employment in Portland has also increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Graphic Design employment growth

2,110 2,590 2,730 2,770 2,310
1,490 1,810 1,830 1,930 1,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$43,300 $45,070 $44,460 $46,170 $47,310
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

Salaries for graphic design professionals in Portland have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $47,310 per year was earned by graphic design professionals in Portland. The average salary for graphic design professionals in Portland was $43,300 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Portland.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Portland

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

Graphic design professionals make a median salary of $44,530 per year in Portland. The 10% of graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,750 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 148% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Portland

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

Portland 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 Portland


Many of Portland's graphic design professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited graphic design schools in the city.

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Portland


Portland's graphic design schools offer 5 graphic design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Portland


In 2010 approximately 199 students graduated from graphic design courses.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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