Industrial Design Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 4 accredited schools where industrial design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington State's industrial design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in industrial design includes industrial design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Industrial Design
  • Bachelors degree in Industrial Design


  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Washington State 760
National 28,670

Approximately 3% of the country's industrial design professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Washington State

530 750 770 810 760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of industrial design is growing. 230 more industrial design professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 43% in four years. 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 Washington State

$53,770 $56,020 $63,060 $61,840 $60,070
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to industrial design professionals are growing in Washington State. In 2006 industrial design professionals made a mean salary of $53,770 per year, and in 2010 they made $60,070 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Washington State

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This represents a 10% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Washington State state, within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid industrial design professionals earn 206% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Washington State

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Industrial Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of industrial design professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited industrial design schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In 2006, 42 students graduated from industrial design courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 47 students graduated.

This represents a 12% increase in the number of industrial design degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. Most of these graduates, or 80%, earned an bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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