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Visual Communications Schools In Maine

Maine has 4 accredited visual communications schools where visual communications faculty who teach visual communications classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in visual communications in the state of Maine, which encompasses visual communications training at the following levels:


  1. Maine College of Art

    522 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04101-3494

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  2. Saint Joseph's College of Maine

    278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, Maine 04084-5236

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  3. Southern Maine Community College

    2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698

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  4. York County Community College

    112 College Drive, Wells, Maine 04090

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Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Maine 680
National 270,000

Approximately 0% of the country's visual communications professionals work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Maine

810 890 970 790 680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of visual communications professionals is shrinking in Maine. In Maine, 130 less visual communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 16% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of visual communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$34,075 $32,703 $27,358 $43,168 $36,640
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maine, as the number of visual communications professionals is declining, the salaries earned by visual communications professionals are increasing. In 2006 visual communications professionals made a mean salary of $34,075 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,640 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Maine

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 7% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Maine, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications. The pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 140%

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Maine

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

In Maine, visual communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine


As the number of visual communications professionals is decreasing in Maine state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited visual communications schools in Maine state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 55 visual communications graduates from visual communications courses in Maine and in 2010 there were 45 graduates.

Thus there was a 18% percent decrease in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. Most of these graduates, or 40%, earned an associate's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Maine

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The number of visual communications faculty, growth in the field of visual communications academia and visual communications faculty salaries in Maine, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching visual communications courses to students at the certificate in visual communications, associates degree in visual communications, and bachelors degree in visual communications levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of visual communications in Maine. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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