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Design Schools
In Worcester, Massachusetts

There are 3 design schools in Worcester for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Worcester, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Worcester Vs. Massachusetts Design Employment

Worcester 470
Massachusetts 9,730

Exactly 470 of the 9,730 design professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Worcester. The number of design professionals in Worcester has shrunk by 30% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Worcester has decreased, overall employment in Worcester has increased.

Worcester Vs. Massachusetts Design employment growth

11,900 11,560 11,870 10,690 9,730
670 630 450 480 470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Worcester

Design VS. All professions salaries in Worcester

$57,340 $55,705 $40,977 $62,132 $50,803
$42,280 $43,440 $45,490 $46,790 $48,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Worcester
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Worcester

As the number of design professionals in Worcester has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have also decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Worcester reportedly earned an average salary of $50,803 per year. Design professionals in Worcester made a yearly average salary of $57,340, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Worcester is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Worcester

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

Design professionals in Worcester make a median yearly salary of $43,717. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,733 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 109% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Worcester

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Interior Design
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Worcester are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Worcester


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

Design Programs Offered In Worcester


Worcester's design schools offer 4 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Worcester


Approximately 27 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Worcester, Massachusetts

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