Design Schools
In Albany, New York

In Albany, there are 3 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Albany's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Albany Vs. New York Design Employment

Albany 830
New York 41,440

Exactly 830 of the 41,440 design professionals employed in New York, work in Albany. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Albany has shrunk by 8%. Overall employment in Albany has increased.

Albany Vs. New York Design employment growth

42,940 43,300 45,910 43,450 41,440
900 940 960 960 830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: Albany

Design VS. All professions salaries in Albany

$50,440 $53,168 $52,933 $58,640 $59,434
$41,090 $42,830 $44,400 $45,310 $46,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Albany
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Albany

In Albany, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Albany reportedly earned an average salary of $59,434 per year. Design professionals in Albany made a yearly average salary of $50,440, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Albany is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Albany

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $52,726 per year in Albany. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 138%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $33,324 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $79,388 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Albany

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Albany


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Albany's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Albany


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Albany


In 2010 approximately 76 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Albany, New York

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