Design Schools
In Phoenix, Arizona

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 11 design schools in Phoenix. The trends in Phoenix'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

Phoenix Vs. Arizona Design Employment

Phoenix 4,050
Arizona 5,500

Exactly 4,050 of the 5,500 design professionals employed in Arizona, work in Phoenix. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Phoenix has shrunk by 26%. As the number of design professionals in Phoenix has decreased, overall employment in Phoenix has increased.

Phoenix Vs. Arizona Design employment growth

7,260 7,700 6,660 5,950 5,500
5,440 6,230 5,380 4,500 4,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Arizona
  • Dark Yellow: Phoenix

Design VS. All professions salaries in Phoenix

$43,661 $45,060 $46,533 $44,005 $49,126
$37,130 $38,360 $40,110 $41,930 $43,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Phoenix
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Phoenix

In Phoenix, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Phoenix design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $49,126. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Phoenix was $43,661 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Phoenix is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Phoenix

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $47,263 per year in Phoenix. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,967 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $73,647 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Phoenix

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Phoenix


Many of Phoenix's design professionals are graduates of one of the 11 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Phoenix


There are a total of 26 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Phoenix's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Phoenix


Approximately 1,377 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Phoenix, Arizona

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