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Visual Communications Schools
In San Francisco, California

Visual Communications faculty can choose to work at one of 5 visual communications schools in San Francisco. The trends in San Francisco'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

San Francisco Vs. California Visual Communications Employment

San Francisco 4,700
California 43,920

Exactly 4,700 of California's 43,920 visual communications professionals work in San Francisco. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Francisco, there has been a 34% growth in the number of visual communications professionals. Overall employment in San Francisco has also increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Visual Communications employment growth

41,090 42,040 46,940 44,300 43,920
3,520 3,830 4,900 4,590 4,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Visual Communications VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$53,167 $57,017 $63,693 $66,795 $65,883
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

As the number of visual communications professionals in San Francisco has grown, salaries for visual communications professionals have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $65,883 per year was earned by visual communications professionals in San Francisco. The average salary for visual communications professionals in San Francisco was $53,167 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of visual communications professionals in San Francisco is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in San Francisco

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Visual communications professionals make a median salary of $64,102 per year in San Francisco. The 10% of visual communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $36,885 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $99,628 per year.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in San Francisco

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

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

Educational Trends

Visual Communications schools in San Francisco


Many of San Francisco's visual communications professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited visual communications schools in the city.

Visual Communications Programs Offered In San Francisco


There are a total of 19 degree and certificate programs in visual communications offered by San Francisco's visual communications schools.

Student Completed Visual Communications Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 444 students completed visual communications courses.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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