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Design Schools
In Appleton, Wisconsin

In Appleton, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Appleton, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Appleton Vs. Wisconsin Design Employment

Appleton 180
Wisconsin 8,650

Exactly 180 of the 8,650 design professionals employed in Wisconsin, work in Appleton. The number of design professionals in Appleton has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Appleton has decreased, overall employment in Appleton has increased.

Appleton Vs. Wisconsin Design employment growth

9,030 9,630 10,000 9,150 8,650
190 290 330 320 180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Wisconsin
  • Dark Yellow: Appleton

Design VS. All professions salaries in Appleton

$32,103 $39,175 $40,888 $43,322 $49,120
$36,150 $37,670 $38,780 $39,280 $39,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Appleton
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Appleton

As the number of design professionals in Appleton has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Appleton reportedly earned an average salary of $49,120 per year. The average salary for design professionals in Appleton was $32,103 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Appleton.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Appleton

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Design professionals in Appleton make a median yearly salary of $43,690. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,415 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $73,025 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Appleton

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Industrial Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Appleton


Many of Appleton's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Appleton


Appleton's design school offers one design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Appleton


In 2010 approximately 27 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Appleton, Wisconsin

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