Design Schools
In Cambridge, Massachusetts

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 2 design schools in Cambridge. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Cambridge, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Cambridge Vs. Massachusetts Design Employment

Cambridge 5,790
Massachusetts 9,730

Exactly 5,790 of Massachusetts' 9,730 design professionals work in Cambridge. Between 2006 and 2010, in Cambridge, there has been a 20% decline in the number of design professionals. Overall employment in Cambridge has increased.

Cambridge Vs. Massachusetts Design employment growth

11,900 11,560 11,870 10,690 9,730
7,230 7,230 7,320 6,490 5,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Cambridge

Design VS. All professions salaries in Cambridge

$61,310 $61,494 $63,704 $61,880 $58,318
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Cambridge
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Cambridge

Salaries for design professionals in Cambridge have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $58,318 per year was earned by design professionals in Cambridge. Design professionals in Cambridge made a yearly average salary of $61,310, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Cambridge.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Cambridge

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

Cambridge design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $52,372. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 149%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $36,901 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $91,908 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Cambridge

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

Design professional salaries in Cambridge are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Cambridge


There are 2 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Cambridge's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Cambridge


Cambridge's design schools offer 2 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Cambridge


Approximately 40 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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