Design Schools
In Rapid City, South Dakota

There is only one design school in Rapid City for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Rapid City, which includes design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Statistics

Professional Trends

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Design Employment

Rapid City 100
South Dakota 980

Exactly 100 of the 980 design professionals employed in South Dakota, work in Rapid City. The number of design professionals in Rapid City has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Rapid City has decreased, overall employment in Rapid City has increased.

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Design employment growth

850 950 970 990 980
130 140 140 140 100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Dakota
  • Dark Yellow: Rapid City

Design VS. All professions salaries in Rapid City

$24,990 $25,610 $26,705 $25,690 $32,780
$30,510 $31,700 $33,000 $33,650 $34,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Rapid City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rapid City

Salaries for design professionals in Rapid City have increased. In 2010 Rapid City design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $32,780. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Rapid City made an average salary of $24,990 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Rapid City is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Rapid City

10th percentile
$25,310
25th percentile
$27,720
50th percentile
$31,390
75th percentile
$35,900
90th percentile
$40,590

Design professionals in Rapid City make a median yearly salary of $31,390. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,310 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 60% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Rapid City

Visual Communications
$32,780
Graphic Design
$32,780
Design
$32,780
Web Design
$32,780
Drafting
$35,580
Game Design
$51,917

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Rapid City

1

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

Design Programs Offered In Rapid City

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total1

Rapid City's design school offers one design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Rapid City

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total4

Approximately 4 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Rapid City, South Dakota

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