Design Schools
In Portland, Maine

In Portland, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Portland's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Statistics

Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Maine Design Employment

Portland 600
Maine 1,410

Exactly 600 of Maine's 1,410 design professionals work in Portland. There has been a 9% growth in the number of design professionals in Portland between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Portland has also increased.

Portland Vs. Maine Design employment growth

1,340 1,480 1,400 1,620 1,410
550 710 740 650 600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maine
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Design VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$38,582 $49,511 $54,375 $56,115 $55,025
$38,320 $39,800 $40,830 $41,620 $42,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

As the number of design professionals in Portland has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 design professionals in Portland reportedly earned an average salary of $55,025 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Portland was $38,582 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Portland is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Portland

10th percentile
$33,955
25th percentile
$40,772
50th percentile
$51,448
75th percentile
$65,315
90th percentile
$80,200

Design professionals in Portland earn a median salary of $51,448 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,955 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 136% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Portland

Interior Design
$43,290
Visual Communications
$45,670
Web Design
$45,670
Graphic Design
$45,670
Drafting
$51,470
Design
$55,025
Game Design
$63,240
Industrial Design
$67,040
Fashion Design
$81,000

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Portland

1

There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of Portland's design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In Portland

associate
0
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Portland's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Portland

associate
0
bachelor
11
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total11

In 2010 approximately 11 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Portland, Maine

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