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Graphic Design Schools
In Washington DC

The city of Washington has 4 schools where graphic design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of graphic design and graphic design education in Washington, which includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Graphic Design Employment

Washington DC 4,910
Washington DC 1,490

Exactly 4,910 of the 1,490 graphic design professionals employed in Washington DC, work in Washington. There has been a 4% growth in the number of graphic design professionals in Washington between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of graphic design professionals in Washington has increased, overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Graphic Design employment growth

1,410 1,610 1,540 1,540 1,490
4,720 4,740 5,190 5,000 4,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$54,200 $56,520 $56,590 $60,160 $60,450
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

As the number of graphic design professionals in Washington has grown, salaries for graphic design professionals have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $60,450 per year was earned by graphic design professionals in Washington. The average salary for graphic design professionals in Washington was $54,200 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Washington.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Washington DC

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

Washington graphic design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $57,920. The 10% of graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,560 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $93,090 per year.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

Washington graphic design professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Washington DC


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

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Washington DC


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in graphic design offered by Washington's graphic design schools.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 47 students completed graphic design courses.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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