Design Schools
In Saint Louis, Missouri

There are 8 design schools in Saint Louis for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Saint Louis, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Saint Louis Vs. Missouri Design Employment

Saint Louis 3,250
Missouri 7,000

Exactly 3,250 of Missouri's 7,000 design professionals work in Saint Louis. The number of design professionals in Saint Louis has shrunk by 20% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Saint Louis has decreased, overall employment in Saint Louis has increased.

Saint Louis Vs. Missouri Design employment growth

8,180 8,510 8,410 7,710 7,000
4,060 3,960 3,700 3,370 3,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Saint Louis

Design VS. All professions salaries in Saint Louis

$44,596 $48,969 $46,590 $49,503 $50,066
$38,930 $40,630 $42,230 $42,900 $43,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Saint Louis
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Saint Louis

In Saint Louis, salaries for design professionals have increased. Saint Louis design professionals made $50,066 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Saint Louis was $44,596 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Saint Louis.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Saint Louis

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $46,500 per year in Saint Louis. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 170%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,289 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $76,271 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Saint Louis

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Saint Louis


There are 8 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Saint Louis' design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Saint Louis


There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Saint Louis' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Saint Louis


In 2010 approximately 155 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Saint Louis, Missouri

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