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Design Schools
In Des Moines, Iowa

In Des Moines, there are 2 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 Des Moines, which encompasses design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Design Employment

Des Moines 1,130
Iowa 3,790

Exactly 1,130 of Iowa's 3,790 design professionals work in Des Moines. The number of design professionals in Des Moines has grown by 66% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Des Moines has also increased.

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Design employment growth

3,770 3,990 3,940 3,720 3,790
680 610 930 840 1,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Des Moines

Design VS. All professions salaries in Des Moines

$35,893 $40,238 $41,826 $39,718 $51,670
$38,230 $39,530 $40,840 $42,120 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Des Moines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Moines

Salaries for design professionals in Des Moines have increased. Des Moines design professionals made $51,670 per year, on average, in 2010. Design professionals in Des Moines made a yearly average salary of $35,893, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Des Moines is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Des Moines

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25th percentile
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Des Moines design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $48,967. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,155 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 151% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Des Moines

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Des Moines


There are 2 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Des Moines' design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Des Moines


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Des Moines' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Des Moines


Approximately 52 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Des Moines, Iowa

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