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Design Schools
In Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Detroit'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

Detroit Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Detroit 1,060
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 1,060 of Michigan's 11,970 design professionals work in Detroit. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Detroit has shrunk by 36%. Overall employment in Detroit has increased.

Detroit 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: Detroit

Design VS. All professions salaries in Detroit

$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 Detroit
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Detroit

Salaries for design professionals in Detroit have decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Detroit reportedly earned an average salary of $46,678 per year. Design professionals in Detroit 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 Detroit.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Detroit

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

Design professionals in Detroit earn a median salary of $47,095 per year. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 164%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $26,202 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $69,125 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Detroit

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

Design professional salaries in Detroit are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Detroit


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

Design Programs Offered In Detroit


Detroit's design schools offer 5 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Detroit


In 2010 approximately 164 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Detroit, Michigan

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