Design Schools
In Lexington, Kentucky

The city of Lexington has 3 schools where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Lexington, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design


Professional Trends

Lexington Vs. Kentucky Design Employment

Lexington 450
Kentucky 3,240

Of the 3,240 design professionals employed in Kentucky, 450 work in Lexington. The number of design professionals in Lexington has shrunk by 21% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Lexington has decreased, overall employment in Lexington has increased.

Lexington Vs. Kentucky Design employment growth

3,470 3,760 3,750 3,630 3,240
570 610 480 580 450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Kentucky
  • Dark Yellow: Lexington

Design VS. All professions salaries in Lexington

$42,293 $41,825 $41,520 $40,976 $43,168
$36,110 $37,350 $38,510 $39,410 $39,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Lexington
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Lexington

In Lexington, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $43,168 per year was earned by design professionals in Lexington. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Lexington made an average salary of $42,293 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Lexington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Lexington

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Design professionals in Lexington earn a median salary of $40,572 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,422 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $61,762 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Lexington

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Lexington


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

Design Programs Offered In Lexington


Lexington's design schools offer 4 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Lexington


Approximately 20 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Lexington, Kentucky

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