Design Schools
In Ames, Iowa

There is only one design school in Ames for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Ames, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design


Professional Trends

Ames Vs. Iowa Design Employment

Ames 100
Iowa 3,790

Exactly 100 of the 3,790 design professionals employed in Iowa, work in Ames. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Ames has grown by 25%. Overall employment in Ames has also increased.

Ames Vs. Iowa Design employment growth

3,770 3,990 3,940 3,720 3,790
80 60 70 100 100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Ames

Design VS. All professions salaries in Ames

$37,080 $41,120 $40,830 $37,490 $38,130
$38,100 $39,060 $40,440 $40,690 $41,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Ames
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Ames

As the number of design professionals in Ames has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. Ames design professionals made $38,130 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Ames was $37,080 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Ames is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Ames

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Ames make a median yearly salary of $37,910. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 108%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $24,690 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $51,370 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Ames

Web Design
Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Ames


Many of Ames' design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Ames


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Ames' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Ames


Approximately 299 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Ames, Iowa

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