Industrial Design Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there is only one accredited school where industrial design classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the industrial design academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in industrial design training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Industrial Design
  • Masters degree in Industrial Design


  1. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Alabama 160
National 28,670

Approximately 1% of the country's industrial design professionals work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Alabama

180 180 250 190 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, industrial design is a shrinking field. 20 less industrial design professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 11%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of industrial design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$45,730 $45,620 $49,410 $54,300 $58,860
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by industrial design professionals is increasing in Alabama. The mean salary for industrial design professionals in 2006 was $45,730 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,860 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Alabama

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

Thus, there was a 22% growth in industrial design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 155% pay differential between the highest paid industrial design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of industrial design in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Alabama

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Alabama, industrial design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


As the number of industrial design professionals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Alabama state is increasing. In 2006 there were 47 industrial design graduates from industrial design courses in Alabama and in 2010 there were 61 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 30%. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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