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Graphic Design Schools
In San Diego, California

Graphic Design faculty can choose to work at one of 7 graphic design schools in San Diego. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the graphic design academic community in San Diego, and the future trends. Academia in graphic design includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Graphic Design Employment

San Diego 2,230
California 26,390

Exactly 2,230 of California's 26,390 graphic design professionals work in San Diego. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Diego, there has been a 16% decline in the number of graphic design professionals. As the number of graphic design professionals in San Diego has decreased, overall employment in San Diego has increased.

San Diego Vs. California Graphic Design employment growth

27,080 28,390 30,340 27,990 26,390
2,650 2,700 2,650 2,320 2,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$45,140 $46,470 $49,770 $47,860 $48,910
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

As the number of graphic design professionals in San Diego has shrunk, salaries for graphic design professionals have increased. In 2010 San Diego graphic design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $48,910. The average salary for graphic design professionals in San Diego was $45,140 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of graphic design professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in San Diego

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

Graphic design professionals in San Diego earn a median salary of $47,190 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 123%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,590 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $70,540 per year.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in San Diego

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in San Diego


Many of San Diego's graphic design professionals are graduates of one of the 7 accredited graphic design schools in the city.

Graphic Design Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's graphic design schools offer 11 graphic design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 261 students graduated from graphic design courses in 2010.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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