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Design Schools
In Boulder, Colorado

The city of Boulder has only one school where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Boulder, which includes design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Boulder Vs. Colorado Design Employment

Boulder 600
Colorado 6,710

Of the 6,710 design professionals employed in Colorado, 600 work in Boulder. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Boulder has shrunk by 0%. As the number of design professionals in Boulder has decreased, overall employment in Boulder has also decreased.

Boulder Vs. Colorado Design employment growth

6,450 7,130 6,920 6,840 6,710
600 530 630 610 600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Colorado
  • Dark Yellow: Boulder

Design VS. All professions salaries in Boulder

$43,803 $45,148 $50,005 $48,810 $51,802
$48,930 $50,780 $53,050 $53,640 $53,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Boulder
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boulder

Salaries for design professionals in Boulder have increased. Boulder design professionals made $51,802 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Boulder was $43,803 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Boulder is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Boulder

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

Design professionals in Boulder earn a median salary of $49,388 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 $31,990 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $76,716 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Boulder

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

Design professional salaries in Boulder are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Boulder


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

Design Programs Offered In Boulder


There is one degree and certificate program in design offered by Boulder's design school.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Boulder


Approximately 227 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Boulder, Colorado

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