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Design Schools
In Troy, Michigan

The city of Troy has 3 schools where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Troy, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Troy Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Troy 4,700
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 4,700 of the 11,970 design professionals employed in Michigan, work in Troy. There has been a 32% decline in the number of design professionals in Troy between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Troy has decreased, overall employment in Troy has increased.

Troy Vs. Michigan Design employment growth

17,220 17,930 15,000 13,330 11,970
6,950 7,220 5,480 5,040 4,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Troy

Design VS. All professions salaries in Troy

$51,862 $55,048 $56,015 $54,177 $54,793
$44,550 $45,610 $46,550 $46,440 $46,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Troy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Troy

Salaries for design professionals in Troy have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $54,793 per year was earned by design professionals in Troy. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Troy was $51,862 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Troy.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Troy

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $51,663 per year in Troy. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,944 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 136% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Troy

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Troy


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

Design Programs Offered In Troy


There are a total of 9 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Troy's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Troy


In 2010 approximately 123 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Troy, Michigan

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