Design Schools
In Tempe, Arizona

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 4 design schools in Tempe. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Tempe, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Tempe Vs. Arizona Design Employment

Tempe 4,050
Arizona 5,500

Exactly 4,050 of the 5,500 design professionals employed in Arizona, work in Tempe. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Tempe has shrunk by 26%. As the employment for design professionals in Tempe has decreased, overall employment in Tempe has increased.

Tempe Vs. Arizona Design employment growth

7,260 7,700 6,660 5,950 5,500
5,440 6,230 5,380 4,500 4,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Arizona
  • Dark Yellow: Tempe

Design VS. All professions salaries in Tempe

$43,661 $45,060 $46,533 $44,005 $49,126
$37,130 $38,360 $40,110 $41,930 $43,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Tempe
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tempe

In Tempe, salaries for design professionals have increased. Tempe design professionals made $49,126 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Tempe was $43,661 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Tempe is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Tempe

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Tempe design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $47,263. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,967 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 163% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Tempe

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

On average design professionals in Tempe earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Tempe.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Tempe


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

Design Programs Offered In Tempe


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Tempe's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Tempe


Approximately 321 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Tempe, Arizona

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