Design Schools
In Des Plaines, Illinois

Design faculty can choose to work at only one design school in Des Plaines. The trends in Des Plaines' 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


Professional Trends

Des Plaines Vs. Illinois Design Employment

Des Plaines 13,890
Illinois 19,500

Of the 19,500 design professionals employed in Illinois, 13,890 work in Des Plaines. The number of design professionals in Des Plaines has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Des Plaines has increased, overall employment in Des Plaines has also increased.

Des Plaines Vs. Illinois Design employment growth

17,860 19,500 18,270 19,630 19,500
12,900 14,370 13,160 14,760 13,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Des Plaines

Design VS. All professions salaries in Des Plaines

$51,046 $51,527 $49,375 $58,272 $58,565
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Des Plaines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Plaines

In Des Plaines, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $58,565 per year was earned by design professionals in Des Plaines. The average salary for design professionals in Des Plaines was $51,046 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Des Plaines.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Des Plaines

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Design professionals make a median salary of $54,152 per year in Des Plaines. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,378 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 166% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Des Plaines

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Des Plaines


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

Design Programs Offered In Des Plaines


Des Plaines' design schools offer 2 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Des Plaines


In 2010 approximately 8 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Des Plaines, Illinois

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