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Design Schools
In Tucson, Arizona

There are 5 design schools in Tucson for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Tucson, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Tucson Vs. Arizona Design Employment

Tucson 800
Arizona 5,500

Exactly 800 of the 5,500 design professionals employed in Arizona, work in Tucson. There has been a 25% decline in the number of design professionals in Tucson between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Tucson has decreased, overall employment in Tucson has also decreased.

Tucson Vs. Arizona Design employment growth

7,260 7,700 6,660 5,950 5,500
1,070 890 740 710 800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Arizona
  • Dark Yellow: Tucson

Design VS. All professions salaries in Tucson

$38,982 $41,158 $39,158 $48,224 $43,813
$36,420 $37,860 $39,650 $40,870 $42,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Tucson
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tucson

In Tucson, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Tucson design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $43,813. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Tucson was $38,982 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Tucson.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Tucson

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $40,515 per year in Tucson. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,687 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $61,762 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Tucson

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Tucson


Many of Tucson's design professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Tucson


There are a total of 11 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Tucson's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Tucson


Approximately 79 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Tucson, Arizona

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