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Design Schools
In New York City, New York

There are 11 design schools in New York City for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of New York City, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

New York City Vs. New York Design Employment

New York City 33,460
New York 41,440

Exactly 33,460 of the 41,440 design professionals employed in New York, work in New York City. The number of design professionals in New York City has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in New York City has increased.

New York City Vs. New York Design employment growth

42,940 43,300 45,910 43,450 41,440
33,970 34,390 36,590 34,280 33,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: New York City

Design VS. All professions salaries in New York City

$62,461 $65,493 $65,828 $68,520 $69,448
$50,840 $52,790 $54,850 $56,250 $57,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in New York City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in New York City

In New York City, salaries for design professionals have increased. New York City design professionals made $69,448 per year, on average, in 2010. Design professionals in New York City made a yearly average salary of $62,461, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in New York City.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in New York City

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

Design professionals in New York City make a median yearly salary of $65,076. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $34,891 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 174% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in New York City

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in New York City


There are 11 accredited design schools in the city. Many of New York City's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In New York City


New York City's design schools offer 41 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In New York City


Approximately 3,018 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in New York City, New York

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