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Design Schools
In Elgin, Illinois

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 2 design schools in Elgin. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Elgin, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Elgin Vs. Illinois Design Employment

Elgin 13,890
Illinois 19,500

Exactly 13,890 of the 19,500 design professionals employed in Illinois, work in Elgin. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Elgin has grown by 8%. Overall employment in Elgin has also increased.

Elgin Vs. Illinois Design employment growth

17,860 19,500 18,270 19,630 19,500
12,900 14,370 13,160 14,760 13,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Elgin

Design VS. All professions salaries in Elgin

$51,046 $51,527 $49,375 $58,272 $58,565
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Elgin
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Elgin

In Elgin, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Elgin design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $58,565. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Elgin made an average salary of $51,046 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Elgin.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Elgin

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Design professionals in Elgin earn a median salary of $54,152 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,378 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 166% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Elgin

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Elgin


Many of Elgin's design professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Elgin


Elgin's design schools offer 3 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Elgin


In 2010 approximately 27 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Elgin, Illinois

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