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Industrial Design Schools
In San Francisco, California

In San Francisco, there are 2 industrial design schools where industrial design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in industrial design in the city of San Francisco, which encompasses industrial design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Industrial Design Employment

San Francisco 280
California 2,770

Of the 2,770 industrial design professionals employed in California, 280 work in San Francisco. There has been a 55% decline in the number of industrial design professionals in San Francisco between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in San Francisco has increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Industrial Design employment growth

4,120 4,180 3,620 2,820 2,770
620 580 680 No data 280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Industrial Design VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$99,850 $105,030 $92,770 $67,480 $67,600
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

As the number of industrial design professionals in San Francisco has shrunk, salaries for industrial design professionals have also decreased. In 2010 industrial design professionals in San Francisco reportedly earned an average salary of $67,600 per year. Industrial design professionals in San Francisco made a yearly average salary of $99,850, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Francisco.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in San Francisco

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

San Francisco industrial design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $62,750. The 10% of industrial design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $34,920 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $112,160 per year.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in San Francisco

Industrial Design
Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Mechanical Engineering

On average industrial design professional salaries in San Francisco are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design schools in San Francisco


Many of San Francisco's industrial design professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited industrial design schools in the city.

Industrial Design Programs Offered In San Francisco


San Francisco's industrial design schools offer 4 industrial design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Industrial Design Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 91 students completed industrial design courses.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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