Design Schools
In Rochester, New York

There are 4 design schools in Rochester for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Rochester, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Rochester Vs. New York Design Employment

Rochester 1,370
New York 41,440

Of the 41,440 design professionals employed in New York, 1,370 work in Rochester. Between 2006 and 2010, in Rochester, there has been a 11% decline in the number of design professionals. Overall employment in Rochester has increased.

Rochester Vs. New York Design employment growth

42,940 43,300 45,910 43,450 41,440
1,540 1,330 1,410 1,390 1,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: Rochester

Design VS. All professions salaries in Rochester

$47,246 $50,307 $52,778 $52,552 $55,010
$39,410 $40,660 $41,700 $42,270 $43,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Rochester
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rochester

In Rochester, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Rochester design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $55,010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Rochester was $47,246 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Rochester is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Rochester

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $49,502 per year in Rochester. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 118%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,122 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $67,710 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Rochester

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

Rochester design professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Rochester


Many of Rochester's design professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Rochester


There are a total of 18 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Rochester's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Rochester


Approximately 286 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Rochester, New York

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