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Design Schools
In Big Rapids, Michigan

Design faculty can choose to work at only one design school in Big Rapids. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Big Rapids, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Big Rapids Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Big Rapids 600
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 600 of Michigan's 11,970 design professionals work in Big Rapids. The number of design professionals in Big Rapids has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Big Rapids has also increased.

Big Rapids Vs. Michigan Design employment growth

17,220 17,930 15,000 13,330 11,970
560 690 590 No data 600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Big Rapids

Design VS. All professions salaries in Big Rapids

$40,183 $41,293 $38,050 No data $40,300
$34,520 $35,560 $36,690 No data $37,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Big Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Big Rapids

In Big Rapids, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Big Rapids reportedly earned an average salary of $40,300 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Big Rapids was $40,183 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Big Rapids is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Big Rapids

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Design professionals in Big Rapids earn a median salary of $39,675 per year. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 140%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $24,410 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $58,552 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Big Rapids

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

Big Rapids design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Big Rapids


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

Design Programs Offered In Big Rapids


Big Rapids' design schools offer 9 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Big Rapids


Approximately 185 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Big Rapids, Michigan

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