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Industrial Design Schools In South Carolina

In South Carolina, there is only one accredited school 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 South Carolina, which includes industrial design training at the following levels:


  1. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

South Carolina 260
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of South Carolina.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In South Carolina

340 260 270 250 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of industrial design professionals is shrinking in South Carolina. 80 less industrial design professionals were working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 24%. This decline is faster 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 South Carolina

$36,960 $39,730 $49,890 $50,780 $52,500
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, as the number of industrial design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by industrial design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for industrial design professionals in 2006 was $36,960 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $52,500 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in South Carolina

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

Thus, industrial design professionals' salaries grew by 30% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 206% 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 South Carolina.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In South Carolina, industrial design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


The number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in South Carolina is decreasing. In South Carolina, there were 85 graduates in 2006. And there were 80 graduates from industrial design courses in 2010.

This represents a 6% decrease in the number of industrial design degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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