Design Schools
In Madison, Wisconsin

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 5 design schools in Madison. The trends in Madison's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Design Employment

Madison 1,410
Wisconsin 8,650

Of the 8,650 design professionals employed in Wisconsin, 1,410 work in Madison. There has been a 11% growth in the number of design professionals in Madison between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Madison has increased, overall employment in Madison has also increased.

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Design employment growth

9,030 9,630 10,000 9,150 8,650
1,270 1,400 1,800 1,530 1,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Wisconsin
  • Dark Yellow: Madison

Design VS. All professions salaries in Madison

$47,518 $50,612 $50,732 $58,980 $57,602
$40,050 $41,360 $42,940 $44,150 $45,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Madison
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Madison

Salaries for design professionals in Madison have increased. Madison design professionals made $57,602 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Madison was $47,518 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Madison.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Madison

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Design professionals make a median salary of $53,672 per year in Madison. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,120 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $88,970 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Madison

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

On average design professionals in Madison earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Madison.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Madison


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

Design Programs Offered In Madison


There are a total of 9 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Madison's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Madison


Approximately 150 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Madison, Wisconsin

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