Masters Degree Career Statistics

Every year, our graduates find themselves shaping the future of design for interactions at consultancies and tech firms, and in a growing number of industries driven to leverage the power of design thinking. Not only do our graduates find employment quickly, they find themselves as the most sought after candidates in the Design field.

2017 Employers and Job Titles

EmployerJob TitleCityState
AppleProduct DesignerCupertinoCA
Computer Enterprises Inc.UX DesignerPittsburghPA
EchoUserExperience DesignerWashingtonDC
Fannie MaeDesign StrategistWashingtonDC
Fannie MaeDesign Strategist IIWashingtonDC
FreelanceFreelance DesignerPittsburghPA
Google, Inc.Interaction DesignerSan FranciscoCA
Google, Inc.Interaction DesignerNew YorkNY
Idea CoutureDesign ResearcherNew YorkNY
KPMG Innovation LabSenior AssociateNew YorkNY
LadyMarryProduct/UX DesignerSunnyvaleCA
LinkedInUser Experience DesignerSan FranciscoCA
M*ModalUX Designer and ResearcherPittsburghPA
McKinsey & Co.Experience Design InternNew YorkNY
MITREAgile Systems Design EngineerWashingtonDC
SalesforceProduct DesignerSan FranciscoCA
SAPSenior UX DesignerPalo AltoCA
The ArtificalUX Researcher & DesignerAmsterdamNetherlands
The Council on Foreign RelationsAssociateNew YorkNY

2017 Salaries

Salary RangeAverageMedian
$80,000 - $136,000$105,200$90,000

Employment by Geographic Region

RegionPercentage
Northeast: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT26
Mid-Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV37
Southwest: AZ, NM, OK, TX-
West: CA, HI, NV32
Southeast: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN-
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI-
International5

Source: Post-graduation data compiled from 97% of graduating School of Design Master's students. This includes students who graduated in August 2016, December 2016, & May 2017. Information for Master's degree graduates includes PhD students/candidates who earned a Master's degree as part of the PhD program in which they were already enrolled.

Note: Some recent graduates chose not to provide employer, job title, salary, and/or graduate school information in their response. This information includes all full-time salaries reported with the exception of internships, military service, or those positions outside the U.S.

Updated with information as of December 2017


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