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Design Schools
In Aurora, Colorado

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 5 design schools in Aurora. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Aurora, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Aurora Vs. Colorado Design Employment

Aurora 3,870
Colorado 6,710

Of the 6,710 design professionals employed in Colorado, 3,870 work in Aurora. The number of design professionals in Aurora has grown by 12% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Aurora has increased, overall employment in Aurora has also increased.

Aurora Vs. Colorado Design employment growth

6,450 7,130 6,920 6,840 6,710
3,460 3,890 3,870 3,880 3,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Colorado
  • Dark Yellow: Aurora

Design VS. All professions salaries in Aurora

$46,813 $46,393 $49,444 $50,447 $49,873
$43,990 $45,610 $47,150 $48,560 $49,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Aurora
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Aurora

As the number of design professionals in Aurora has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. Aurora design professionals made $49,873 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Aurora was $46,813 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Aurora is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Aurora

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

Design professionals in Aurora make a median yearly salary of $45,677. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,491 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 183% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Aurora

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Aurora


Many of Aurora's design professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Aurora


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Aurora's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Aurora


In 2010 approximately 96 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Aurora, Colorado

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