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Design Schools In Maine

Maine has 4 accredited design schools where design faculty who teach design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Maine, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern Maine Community College

    354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, Maine 04401

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  2. Maine College of Art

    522 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04101-3494

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  3. Saint Joseph's College of Maine

    278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, Maine 04084-5236

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  4. York County Community College

    112 College Drive, Wells, Maine 04090

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Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Design Employment

Maine 1,410
National 370,320

Approximately 0% of the country's design professionals work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Maine

1,340 1,480 1,400 1,620 1,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maine, the field of design is growing. In Maine, 70 more design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Maine, this field has grown by 5% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$39,258 $45,844 $52,172 $54,797 $52,889
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to design professionals are increasing in Maine. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $39,258 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,889 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Maine

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This represents a growth in salaries of 26%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Maine, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of design. The pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 170%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Maine

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

In Maine, design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine


As the number of design professionals is increasing in Maine state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited design schools in Maine state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 29 design graduates from design courses in Maine and in 2010 there were 20 graduates.

Thus there was a 31% percent decrease in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. 43% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Maine

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