Design Schools
In Santa Fe, New Mexico

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 3 design schools in Santa Fe. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Santa Fe, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Santa Fe Vs. New Mexico Design Employment

Santa Fe 40
New Mexico 1,100

Exactly 40 of the 1,100 design professionals employed in New Mexico, work in Santa Fe. Between 2006 and 2010, in Santa Fe, there has been a 50% decline in the number of design professionals. Overall employment in Santa Fe has increased.

Santa Fe Vs. New Mexico Design employment growth

1,550 1,670 1,420 1,360 1,100
80 100 100 100 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New Mexico
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Fe

Design VS. All professions salaries in Santa Fe

$36,630 $42,320 $45,700 $46,670 $44,070
$36,510 $36,480 $38,740 $42,010 $42,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Santa Fe
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Fe

As the number of design professionals in Santa Fe has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. Santa Fe design professionals made $44,070 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Santa Fe made an average salary of $36,630 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Fe.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Santa Fe

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

Santa Fe design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $38,420. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,180 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $65,560 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Santa Fe

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Santa Fe


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Santa Fe's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Santa Fe


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Santa Fe's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Santa Fe


In 2010 approximately 37 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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