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Design Schools
In Dearborn, Michigan

The city of Dearborn has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Dearborn's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Dearborn Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Dearborn 1,060
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 1,060 of the 11,970 design professionals employed in Michigan, work in Dearborn. Between 2006 and 2010, in Dearborn, there has been a 36% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Dearborn has decreased, overall employment in Dearborn has increased.

Dearborn Vs. Michigan Design employment growth

17,220 17,930 15,000 13,330 11,970
1,650 3,070 2,560 2,000 1,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Dearborn

Design VS. All professions salaries in Dearborn

$47,723 $56,310 $49,538 $46,915 $46,678
$46,670 $47,590 $46,920 $46,900 $47,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Dearborn
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Dearborn

In Dearborn, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Dearborn reportedly earned an average salary of $46,678 per year. Design professionals in Dearborn made a yearly average salary of $47,723, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Dearborn.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Dearborn

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Design professionals in Dearborn earn a median salary of $47,095 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,202 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $69,125 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Dearborn

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Dearborn


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

Design Programs Offered In Dearborn


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Dearborn's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Dearborn


Approximately 43 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Dearborn, Michigan

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