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Design Schools
In Cleveland, Ohio

In Cleveland, there are 3 design schools where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Cleveland, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Cleveland Vs. Ohio Design Employment

Cleveland 2,820
Ohio 14,150

Exactly 2,820 of the 14,150 design professionals employed in Ohio, work in Cleveland. There has been a 1% decline in the number of design professionals in Cleveland between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Cleveland has increased.

Cleveland Vs. Ohio Design employment growth

16,490 16,500 16,370 14,870 14,150
2,850 3,200 3,100 2,840 2,820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Ohio
  • Dark Yellow: Cleveland

Design VS. All professions salaries in Cleveland

$44,905 $43,568 $44,117 $44,275 $44,200
$39,640 $40,780 $41,790 $41,930 $42,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Cleveland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Cleveland

Salaries for design professionals in Cleveland have decreased. Cleveland design professionals made $44,200 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Cleveland made an average salary of $44,905 per year. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Cleveland is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Cleveland

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

Design professionals in Cleveland make a median yearly salary of $40,462. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 162%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $26,320 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $68,993 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Cleveland

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Cleveland


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Cleveland's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Cleveland


Cleveland's design schools offer 10 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Cleveland


Approximately 92 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Cleveland, Ohio

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