Design Schools
In Kansas City, Missouri

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 5 design schools in Kansas City. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Kansas City, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Kansas City Vs. Missouri Design Employment

Kansas City 3,240
Missouri 7,000

Exactly 3,240 of the 7,000 design professionals employed in Missouri, work in Kansas City. The number of design professionals in Kansas City has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Kansas City has also increased.

Kansas City Vs. Missouri Design employment growth

8,180 8,510 8,410 7,710 7,000
3,220 3,220 3,580 3,510 3,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Kansas City

Design VS. All professions salaries in Kansas City

$41,954 $44,640 $49,695 $50,365 $46,633
$39,400 $40,950 $42,340 $43,240 $44,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Kansas City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Kansas City

Salaries for design professionals in Kansas City have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $46,633 per year was earned by design professionals in Kansas City. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Kansas City was $41,954 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Kansas City is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Kansas City

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Design professionals make a median salary of $43,198 per year in Kansas City. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,530 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $74,482 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Kansas City

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Kansas City


Many of Kansas City's design professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Kansas City


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Kansas City's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Kansas City


In 2010 approximately 78 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Kansas City, Missouri

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