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Industrial Design Schools
In Seattle, Washington

In Seattle, there are 2 industrial design schools where industrial design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of industrial design and industrial design education in Seattle, which includes industrial design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Industrial Design Employment

Seattle 550
Washington 760

Exactly 550 of Washington State's 760 industrial design professionals work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of industrial design professionals in Seattle has grown by 34%. Overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Industrial Design employment growth

530 750 770 810 760
410 560 570 600 550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Industrial Design VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$55,250 $57,160 $66,940 $63,690 $60,480
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

Salaries for industrial design professionals in Seattle have increased. In 2010 Seattle industrial design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $60,480. The average salary for industrial design professionals in Seattle was $55,250 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of industrial design professionals in Seattle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Seattle

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

Seattle industrial design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $59,490. The 10% of industrial design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,930 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 225% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Seattle

Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Industrial design professional salaries in Seattle are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design schools in Seattle


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

Industrial Design Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in industrial design offered by Seattle's industrial design schools.

Student Completed Industrial Design Degrees In Seattle


Approximately 35 students completed industrial design courses in 2010.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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