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Design Schools
In Scottsdale, Arizona

The city of Scottsdale has only one school where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Scottsdale, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Scottsdale Vs. Arizona Design Employment

Scottsdale 4,050
Arizona 5,500

Of the 5,500 design professionals employed in Arizona, 4,050 work in Scottsdale. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Scottsdale has shrunk by 26%. As the number of design professionals in Scottsdale has decreased, overall employment in Scottsdale has increased.

Scottsdale Vs. Arizona Design employment growth

7,260 7,700 6,660 5,950 5,500
5,440 6,230 5,380 4,500 4,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Arizona
  • Dark Yellow: Scottsdale

Design VS. All professions salaries in Scottsdale

$43,661 $45,060 $46,533 $44,005 $49,126
$37,130 $38,360 $40,110 $41,930 $43,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Scottsdale
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Scottsdale

As the number of design professionals in Scottsdale has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. Scottsdale design professionals made $49,126 per year, on average, in 2010. Design professionals in Scottsdale made a yearly average salary of $43,661, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Scottsdale.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Scottsdale

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $47,263 per year in Scottsdale. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,967 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $73,647 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Scottsdale

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Scottsdale


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

Design Programs Offered In Scottsdale


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Scottsdale


In 2010 approximately 94 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Scottsdale, Arizona

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