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Industrial Design Schools In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are 5 accredited schools where industrial design classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of industrial design and industrial design training in Pennsylvania, which includes industrial design training at the following levels:


  1. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1328

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Philadelphia University

    School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. The University of the Arts

    320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Pennsylvania 1,920
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals that work in the US, approximately 7% work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Pennsylvania

1,360 1,570 1,860 1,780 1,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, industrial design is a growing field. In 2010 there were 560 more industrial design professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. Thus, in Pennsylvania, this field has grown by 41% 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 Pennsylvania

$55,580 $50,520 $50,720 $54,370 $59,920
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to industrial design professionals are growing in Pennsylvania. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $55,580 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $59,920 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Pennsylvania

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 7% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. 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 Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania


As the number of industrial design professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited industrial design schools in Pennsylvania state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 148 industrial design graduates from industrial design courses in Pennsylvania and in 2010 there were 122 graduates.

Thus there was a 18% percent decrease in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. A majority of these graduates, or 71%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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