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Design Schools
In Traverse City, Michigan

In Traverse City, there is only one design 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 Traverse City, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Traverse City Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Traverse City 220
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 220 of Michigan's 11,970 design professionals work in Traverse City. Between 2006 and 2010, in Traverse City, there has been a 29% decline in the number of design professionals. Overall employment in Traverse City has increased.

Traverse City Vs. Michigan Design employment growth

17,220 17,930 15,000 13,330 11,970
310 460 380 No data 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Traverse City

Design VS. All professions salaries in Traverse City

$37,903 $34,448 $35,765 No data $30,000
$33,850 $34,480 $35,390 No data $36,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Traverse City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Traverse City

In Traverse City, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $30,000 per year was earned by design professionals in Traverse City. Design professionals in Traverse City made a yearly average salary of $37,903, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Traverse City.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Traverse City

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Design professionals in Traverse City make a median yearly salary of $26,865. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 92%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $21,395 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $41,090 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Traverse City

Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Game Design

On average design professionals in Traverse City earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Traverse City.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Traverse City


Many of Traverse City's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Traverse City


Traverse City's design schools offer 2 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Traverse City


Approximately 12 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Traverse City, Michigan

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