Design Schools
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin

There are 6 design schools in Milwaukee for faculty to choose from. The trends in Milwaukee's 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
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Milwaukee Vs. Wisconsin Design Employment

Milwaukee 2,770
Wisconsin 8,650

Exactly 2,770 of Wisconsin's 8,650 design professionals work in Milwaukee. Between 2006 and 2010, in Milwaukee, there has been a 11% decline in the number of design professionals. As the employment for design professionals in Milwaukee has decreased, overall employment in Milwaukee has increased.

Milwaukee Vs. Wisconsin Design employment growth

9,030 9,630 10,000 9,150 8,650
3,100 3,470 3,290 3,050 2,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Wisconsin
  • Dark Yellow: Milwaukee

Design VS. All professions salaries in Milwaukee

$43,578 $44,043 $48,464 $48,767 $49,126
$40,030 $41,490 $42,980 $44,080 $45,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Milwaukee
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Milwaukee

In Milwaukee, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Milwaukee design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $49,126. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Milwaukee made an average salary of $43,578 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Milwaukee.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Milwaukee

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Design professionals in Milwaukee make a median yearly salary of $46,154. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 132%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,039 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $71,993 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Milwaukee

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Milwaukee


There are 6 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Milwaukee's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Milwaukee


Milwaukee's design schools offer 12 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Milwaukee


In 2010 approximately 165 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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