Industrial Design Schools In Massachusetts

There are 2 accredited industrial design schools in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, which encompasses industrial design training at the following levels:

  • Industrial Design Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Industrial Design


Schools

  1. Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5882

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  2. Wentworth Institute of Technology

    550 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Massachusetts 710
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Massachusetts

740 870 860 840 710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of industrial design is shrinking. In 2010 there were 30 less industrial design professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 4%. 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 Massachusetts

$66,300 $71,350 $68,680 $72,880 $69,920
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of industrial design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to industrial design professionals are increasing in Massachusetts. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $66,300 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,920 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$36,910
25th percentile
$47,980
50th percentile
$67,440
75th percentile
$88,220
90th percentile
$109,800

This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 197% 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 Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Architecture
$72,080
Art
$58,800
Civil Engineering
$61,847
Design
$57,634
Drafting
$56,448
Graphic Design
$52,170
Industrial Design
$69,920
Mechanical Engineering
$69,744

Industrial design professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total3

The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited industrial design schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006, 40 students graduated from industrial design courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 42 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 5%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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