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Design Schools
In Baltimore, Maryland

There are 6 design schools in Baltimore for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Baltimore, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Baltimore Vs. Maryland Design Employment

Baltimore 3,270
Maryland 7,040

Exactly 3,270 of the 7,040 design professionals employed in Maryland, work in Baltimore. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Baltimore has shrunk by 13%. Overall employment in Baltimore has increased.

Baltimore Vs. Maryland Design employment growth

7,280 7,800 7,160 8,020 7,040
3,750 3,950 3,940 3,900 3,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maryland
  • Dark Yellow: Baltimore

Design VS. All professions salaries in Baltimore

$52,211 $50,764 $50,908 $49,108 $55,121
$43,230 $45,220 $47,030 $48,670 $49,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Baltimore
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Baltimore

As the number of design professionals in Baltimore has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Baltimore reportedly earned an average salary of $55,121 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Baltimore made an average salary of $52,211 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Baltimore.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Baltimore

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $50,572 per year in Baltimore. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,851 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $85,938 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Baltimore

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Baltimore


There are 6 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Baltimore's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Baltimore


There are a total of 13 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Baltimore's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Baltimore


In 2010 approximately 278 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Baltimore, Maryland

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