Design Schools
In West Des Moines, Iowa

The city of West Des Moines has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of West Des Moines, which encompasses design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Statistics

Professional Trends

West Des Moines Vs. Iowa Design Employment

West Des Moines 1,130
Iowa 3,790

Of the 3,790 design professionals employed in Iowa, 1,130 work in West Des Moines. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in West Des Moines has grown by 66%. As the number of design professionals in West Des Moines has increased, overall employment in West Des Moines has also increased.

West Des Moines Vs. Iowa Design employment growth

3,770 3,990 3,940 3,720 3,790
680 610 930 840 1,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: West Des Moines

Design VS. All professions salaries in West Des Moines

$35,893 $40,238 $41,826 $39,718 $51,670
$38,230 $39,530 $40,840 $42,120 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in West Des Moines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in West Des Moines

As the number of design professionals in West Des Moines has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 design professionals in West Des Moines reportedly earned an average salary of $51,670 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in West Des Moines made an average salary of $35,893 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in West Des Moines.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in West Des Moines

10th percentile
$30,155
25th percentile
$38,493
50th percentile
$48,967
75th percentile
$62,618
90th percentile
$75,582

Design professionals make a median salary of $48,967 per year in West Des Moines. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 151%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $30,155 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $75,582 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in West Des Moines

Visual Communications
$42,677
Drafting
$43,997
Interior Design
$46,980
Web Design
$48,420
Graphic Design
$48,420
Industrial Design
$50,090
Design
$51,670
Computer Animation
$62,540
Game Design
$72,798

On average design professional salaries in West Des Moines are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in West Des Moines

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There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of West Des Moines' design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In West Des Moines

No data at this time.

West Des Moines' design school offers one design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Design Degrees In West Des Moines

No data at this time.

Design Faculty Salaries in West Des Moines, Iowa

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