Design Schools
In Mason City, Iowa

There is only one design school in Mason City for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Mason City, which encompasses design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Mason City Vs. Iowa Design Employment

Mason City 60
Iowa 3,790

Exactly 60 of the 3,790 design professionals employed in Iowa, work in Mason City. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Mason City has shrunk by 70%. Overall employment in Mason City has also decreased.

Mason City Vs. Iowa Design employment growth

3,770 3,990 3,940 3,720 3,790
200 200 170 No data 60
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Mason City

Design VS. All professions salaries in Mason City

$25,337 $23,510 $23,570 No data $23,410
$29,370 $30,580 $32,250 No data $33,750
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Mason City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Mason City

In Mason City, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Mason City reportedly earned an average salary of $23,410 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Mason City was $25,337 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Mason City.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Mason City

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Mason City design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $22,650. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $16,540 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 95% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Mason City

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Mason City


Many of Mason City's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Mason City


Mason City's design schools offer 2 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Mason City


Approximately 9 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Mason City, Iowa

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