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Design Schools
In Waterloo, Iowa

In Waterloo, 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 Waterloo, which includes design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Waterloo Vs. Iowa Design Employment

Waterloo 170
Iowa 3,790

Of the 3,790 design professionals employed in Iowa, 170 work in Waterloo. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Waterloo has shrunk by 26%. As the number of design professionals in Waterloo has decreased, overall employment in Waterloo has increased.

Waterloo Vs. Iowa Design employment growth

3,770 3,990 3,940 3,720 3,790
230 250 250 270 170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Waterloo

Design VS. All professions salaries in Waterloo

$25,460 $29,213 $33,793 $38,370 $35,047
$31,860 $32,460 $34,030 $35,960 $37,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Waterloo
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Waterloo

As the number of design professionals in Waterloo has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $35,047 per year was earned by design professionals in Waterloo. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Waterloo made an average salary of $25,460 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Waterloo.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Waterloo

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Waterloo make a median yearly salary of $34,553. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $23,783 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 82% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Waterloo

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Interior Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Waterloo


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

Design Programs Offered In Waterloo


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Waterloo's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Waterloo


Approximately 19 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Waterloo, Iowa

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