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Design Schools
In Rockford, Illinois

In Rockford, there are 2 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Rockford's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Rockford Vs. Illinois Design Employment

Rockford 280
Illinois 19,500

Of the 19,500 design professionals employed in Illinois, 280 work in Rockford. The number of design professionals in Rockford has shrunk by 0% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Rockford has increased.

Rockford Vs. Illinois Design employment growth

17,860 19,500 18,270 19,630 19,500
280 280 300 280 280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Rockford

Design VS. All professions salaries in Rockford

$29,800 $31,810 $32,195 $34,155 $32,545
$36,690 $38,370 $39,610 $40,110 $41,040
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Rockford
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rockford

In Rockford, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Rockford design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $32,545. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Rockford made an average salary of $29,800 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Rockford.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Rockford

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Design professionals make a median salary of $29,565 per year in Rockford. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 117%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $21,275 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $46,175 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Rockford

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Rockford


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

Design Programs Offered In Rockford


Rockford's design school offers one design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Rockford


Approximately 9 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Rockford, Illinois

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