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Design Schools
In Brainerd, Minnesota

In Brainerd, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Brainerd, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Brainerd Vs. Minnesota Design Employment

Brainerd 390
Minnesota 9,480

Of the 9,480 design professionals employed in Minnesota, 390 work in Brainerd. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Brainerd has grown by 11%. As the number of design professionals in Brainerd has increased, overall employment in Brainerd has also increased.

Brainerd Vs. Minnesota Design employment growth

9,110 9,770 10,250 9,610 9,480
350 300 230 No data 390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Minnesota
  • Dark Yellow: Brainerd

Design VS. All professions salaries in Brainerd

$33,448 $35,513 $31,513 No data $30,727
$32,000 $32,770 $33,470 No data $35,950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Brainerd
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Brainerd

Salaries for design professionals in Brainerd have decreased. In 2010 Brainerd design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $30,727. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Brainerd made an average salary of $33,448 per year. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Brainerd is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Brainerd

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Design professionals make a median salary of $28,430 per year in Brainerd. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $21,453 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $44,760 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Brainerd

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Industrial Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Brainerd


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

Design Programs Offered In Brainerd


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Brainerd's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Brainerd


In 2010 approximately 14 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Brainerd, Minnesota

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