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Visual Communications Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

In Costa Mesa, there are 2 visual communications schools where visual communications faculty can find employment. The trends in Costa Mesa's visual communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes visual communications training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Visual Communications Employment

Costa Mesa 4,290
California 43,920

Exactly 4,290 of the 43,920 visual communications professionals employed in California, work in Costa Mesa. The number of visual communications professionals in Costa Mesa has shrunk by 0% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Costa Mesa has also decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Visual Communications employment growth

41,090 42,040 46,940 44,300 43,920
4,290 4,550 5,250 4,620 4,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Visual Communications VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$57,533 $56,305 $48,980 $49,880 $52,318
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

Salaries for visual communications professionals in Costa Mesa have decreased. Costa Mesa visual communications professionals made $52,318 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for visual communications professionals in Costa Mesa was $57,533 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Costa Mesa.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Costa Mesa

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

Visual communications professionals in Costa Mesa earn a median salary of $49,380 per year. The 10% of visual communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,702 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 201% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Interior Design
Fashion Design
Computer Animation
Industrial Design

On average visual communications professional salaries in Costa Mesa are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications schools in Costa Mesa


Many of Costa Mesa's visual communications professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited visual communications schools in the city.

Visual Communications Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


Costa Mesa's visual communications schools offer 3 visual communications degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Visual Communications Degrees In Costa Mesa


In 2010 approximately 18 students completed visual communications courses.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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