Design Schools
In Normal, Illinois

The city of Normal has only one school 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 Normal, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Normal Vs. Illinois Design Employment

Normal 160
Illinois 19,500

Exactly 160 of the 19,500 design professionals employed in Illinois, work in Normal. There has been a 78% growth in the number of design professionals in Normal between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Normal has increased, overall employment in Normal has also increased.

Normal Vs. Illinois Design employment growth

17,860 19,500 18,270 19,630 19,500
90 80 100 120 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Normal

Design VS. All professions salaries in Normal

$31,230 $40,850 $37,020 $34,060 $29,540
$38,960 $43,140 $44,070 $44,280 $46,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Normal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Normal

Salaries for design professionals in Normal have decreased. Normal design professionals made $29,540 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Normal was $31,230 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Normal is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Normal

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

Design professionals in Normal make a median yearly salary of $27,295. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $19,960 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 116% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Normal

Web Design
Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Normal


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

Design Programs Offered In Normal


Normal's design schools offer 2 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Normal


Approximately 6 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Normal, Illinois

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