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Design Schools
In Tampa, Florida

In Tampa, there are 6 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Tampa, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Tampa Vs. Florida Design Employment

Tampa 3,030
Florida 18,950

Exactly 3,030 of Florida's 18,950 design professionals work in Tampa. There has been a 12% decline in the number of design professionals in Tampa between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Tampa has decreased, overall employment in Tampa has increased.

Tampa Vs. Florida Design employment growth

22,100 22,400 22,990 20,470 18,950
3,460 3,380 3,450 2,840 3,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Florida
  • Dark Yellow: Tampa

Design VS. All professions salaries in Tampa

$41,170 $41,092 $42,908 $47,414 $47,259
$36,070 $37,530 $39,140 $40,590 $41,750
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Tampa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tampa

Salaries for design professionals in Tampa have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Tampa reportedly earned an average salary of $47,259 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Tampa made an average salary of $41,170 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Tampa.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Tampa

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

Design professionals in Tampa earn a median salary of $43,860 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,732 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $68,449 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Tampa

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Tampa


There are 6 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Tampa's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Tampa


There are a total of 15 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Tampa's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Tampa


In 2010 approximately 375 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Tampa, Florida

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