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Visual Communications Schools
In Portland, Oregon

In Portland, there are 6 visual communications schools where visual communications faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in visual communications in the city of Portland, which encompasses visual communications training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Visual Communications Employment

Portland 2,330
Oregon 3,370

Of the 3,370 visual communications professionals employed in Oregon, 2,330 work in Portland. The number of visual communications professionals in Portland has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Portland has also increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Visual Communications employment growth

3,300 3,460 3,680 3,570 3,370
2,140 2,340 2,510 2,520 2,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Visual Communications VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$47,185 $48,668 $46,995 $45,565 $46,800
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

As the number of visual communications professionals in Portland has grown, salaries for visual communications professionals have decreased. Portland visual communications professionals made $46,800 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for visual communications professionals in Portland was $47,185 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Portland.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Portland

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

Portland visual communications professionals earn a median yearly salary of $43,795. The difference in pay between the visual communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 185%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $25,568 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $72,760 per year.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Portland

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

On average visual communications professionals in Portland earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Portland.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications schools in Portland


Many of Portland's visual communications professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited visual communications schools in the city.

Visual Communications Programs Offered In Portland


There are a total of 9 degree and certificate programs in visual communications offered by Portland's visual communications schools.

Student Completed Visual Communications Degrees In Portland


In 2010 approximately 89 students completed visual communications courses.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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