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Design Schools
In Akron, Ohio

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


Professional Trends

Akron Vs. Ohio Design Employment

Akron 1,090
Ohio 14,150

Of the 14,150 design professionals employed in Ohio, 1,090 work in Akron. The number of design professionals in Akron has shrunk by 11% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of design professionals in Akron has decreased, overall employment in Akron has increased.

Akron Vs. Ohio Design employment growth

16,490 16,500 16,370 14,870 14,150
1,220 1,110 1,150 1,020 1,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Ohio
  • Dark Yellow: Akron

Design VS. All professions salaries in Akron

$39,407 $40,043 $40,540 $43,234 $45,352
$37,640 $38,750 $40,010 $40,300 $41,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Akron
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Akron

In Akron, salaries for design professionals have increased. Akron design professionals made $45,352 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Akron made an average salary of $39,407 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Akron is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Akron

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $41,924 per year in Akron. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,890 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 184% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Akron

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Akron


There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of Akron's design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In Akron


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Akron's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Akron


In 2010 approximately 38 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Akron, Ohio

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