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Design Schools
In Buffalo, New York

In Buffalo, there are 4 design schools 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 Buffalo, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Buffalo Vs. New York Design Employment

Buffalo 1,160
New York 41,440

Exactly 1,160 of the 41,440 design professionals employed in New York, work in Buffalo. There has been a 2% growth in the number of design professionals in Buffalo between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Buffalo has increased, overall employment in Buffalo has also increased.

Buffalo Vs. New York Design employment growth

42,940 43,300 45,910 43,450 41,440
1,140 1,290 1,310 1,400 1,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: Buffalo

Design VS. All professions salaries in Buffalo

$43,674 $44,402 $45,538 $49,526 $54,404
$37,400 $38,640 $40,170 $40,960 $42,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Buffalo
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Buffalo

As the number of design professionals in Buffalo has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 design professionals in Buffalo reportedly earned an average salary of $54,404 per year. Design professionals in Buffalo made a yearly average salary of $43,674, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Buffalo.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Buffalo

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

Design professionals in Buffalo make a median yearly salary of $53,340. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 166%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $29,344 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $77,966 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Buffalo

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

Buffalo design professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Buffalo


Many of Buffalo's design professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Buffalo


Buffalo's design schools offer 6 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Buffalo


In 2010 approximately 108 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Buffalo, New York

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