Industrial Design Schools In California

There are 10 accredited industrial design schools in California for faculty who teach industrial design classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in industrial design in the state of California, which encompasses industrial design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  3. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  4. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  5. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  6. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  7. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  8. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

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  9. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  10. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

California 2,770
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals that work in the US, approximately 10% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In California

4,120 4,180 3,620 2,820 2,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of industrial design professionals is shrinking in California. 1,350 less industrial design professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of industrial design has shrunk by 33% in California. This is faster than the trend for industrial design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in California

$69,750 $73,940 $76,570 $68,970 $65,940
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to industrial design professionals are declining in California. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $69,750 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $65,940 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in California

10th percentile
$36,250
25th percentile
$43,110
50th percentile
$61,450
75th percentile
$82,890
90th percentile
$106,820

This represents a decline in salaries of 6%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In California state, within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid industrial design professionals earn 195% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in California

Architecture
$76,517
Art
$72,362
Civil Engineering
$70,763
Design
$62,608
Drafting
$55,635
Graphic Design
$57,240
Industrial Design
$65,940
Mechanical Engineering
$73,988

In California, industrial design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
9
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total13

As the number of industrial design professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited industrial design schools in California state is increasing. In 2006, 162 students graduated from industrial design courses in California. And in 2010, 284 students graduated.

This represents a 75% increase in the number of industrial design degree or certificate school graduates in California state. Most of these graduates, or 69%, earned an bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in California

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