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Design Schools
In Oak Brook, Illinois

The city of Oak Brook has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Oak Brook, which encompasses design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Oak Brook Vs. Illinois Design Employment

Oak Brook 13,890
Illinois 19,500

Of the 19,500 design professionals employed in Illinois, 13,890 work in Oak Brook. There has been a 8% growth in the number of design professionals in Oak Brook between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Oak Brook has increased, overall employment in Oak Brook has also increased.

Oak Brook 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: Oak Brook

Design VS. All professions salaries in Oak Brook

$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 Oak Brook
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Oak Brook

Salaries for design professionals in Oak Brook have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $58,565 per year was earned by design professionals in Oak Brook. The average salary for design professionals in Oak Brook was $51,046 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Oak Brook.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Oak Brook

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Design professionals in Oak Brook make a median yearly salary of $54,152. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 166%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,378 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $75,564 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Oak Brook

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Oak Brook


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

Design Programs Offered In Oak Brook


There is one degree and certificate program in design offered by Oak Brook's design school.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Oak Brook


Approximately 10 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Oak Brook, Illinois

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