Design Schools
In Southfield, Michigan

The city of Southfield has 2 schools where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Southfield, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Southfield Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Southfield 4,700
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 4,700 of the 11,970 design professionals employed in Michigan, work in Southfield. Between 2006 and 2010, in Southfield, there has been a 32% decline in the number of design professionals. As the employment for design professionals in Southfield has decreased, overall employment in Southfield has increased.

Southfield Vs. Michigan Design employment growth

17,220 17,930 15,000 13,330 11,970
6,950 7,220 5,480 5,040 4,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Southfield

Design VS. All professions salaries in Southfield

$51,862 $55,048 $56,015 $54,177 $54,793
$44,550 $45,610 $46,550 $46,440 $46,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Southfield
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Southfield

In Southfield, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Southfield reportedly earned an average salary of $54,793 per year. Design professionals in Southfield made a yearly average salary of $51,862, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Southfield.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Southfield

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Design professionals make a median salary of $51,663 per year in Southfield. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,944 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 136% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Southfield

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Southfield


Many of Southfield's design professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Southfield


Southfield's design schools offer 3 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Southfield


In 2010 approximately 124 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Southfield, Michigan

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