Design Schools
In New Orleans, Louisiana

The city of New Orleans has 3 schools where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in New Orleans, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

New Orleans Vs. Louisiana Design Employment

New Orleans 1,020
Louisiana 3,700

Exactly 1,020 of the 3,700 design professionals employed in Louisiana, work in New Orleans. The number of design professionals in New Orleans has grown by 50% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in New Orleans has increased, overall employment in New Orleans has also increased.

New Orleans Vs. Louisiana Design employment growth

3,390 3,390 3,600 3,570 3,700
680 760 950 1,000 1,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Louisiana
  • Dark Yellow: New Orleans

Design VS. All professions salaries in New Orleans

$34,617 $42,330 $43,002 $50,642 $52,268
$35,650 $36,640 $37,990 $39,210 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in New Orleans
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in New Orleans

In New Orleans, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 New Orleans design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $52,268. The average salary for design professionals in New Orleans was $34,617 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in New Orleans.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in New Orleans

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $48,374 per year in New Orleans. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,660 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 173% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in New Orleans

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in New Orleans


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

Design Programs Offered In New Orleans


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in design offered by New Orleans' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In New Orleans


In 2010 approximately 45 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in New Orleans, Louisiana

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