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Design Schools
In Minneapolis, Minnesota

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 6 design schools in Minneapolis. The trends in Minneapolis' design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Minneapolis Vs. Minnesota Design Employment

Minneapolis 7,580
Minnesota 9,480

Exactly 7,580 of Minnesota's 9,480 design professionals work in Minneapolis. There has been a 8% growth in the number of design professionals in Minneapolis between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Minneapolis has also increased.

Minneapolis Vs. Minnesota Design employment growth

9,110 9,770 10,250 9,610 9,480
7,030 7,400 7,930 7,410 7,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Minnesota
  • Dark Yellow: Minneapolis

Design VS. All professions salaries in Minneapolis

$50,220 $53,003 $55,516 $52,140 $51,909
$44,980 $46,410 $47,860 $48,670 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Minneapolis
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Minneapolis

As the number of design professionals in Minneapolis has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 design professionals in Minneapolis reportedly earned an average salary of $51,909 per year. Design professionals in Minneapolis made a yearly average salary of $50,220, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Minneapolis is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Minneapolis

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Minneapolis design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $48,720. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,501 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 161% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Minneapolis

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

Minneapolis design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Minneapolis


There are 6 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Minneapolis' design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Minneapolis


There are a total of 23 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Minneapolis' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Minneapolis


In 2010 approximately 467 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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