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Industrial Design Schools In Wisconsin

There is only one accredited industrial design school in Wisconsin for faculty who teach industrial design classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of industrial design and industrial design training in Wisconsin, which includes industrial design training at the industrial design bachelors degree level.


  1. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

    273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-6003

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Wisconsin 1,330
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Wisconsin.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Wisconsin

1,320 1,300 1,300 1,160 1,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Wisconsin, industrial design is a growing field. In 2010 there were 10 more industrial design professionals working in Wisconsin than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of industrial design has grown by 1% in Wisconsin. This is slower 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 Wisconsin

$52,400 $56,280 $55,620 $56,490 $54,080
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by industrial design professionals is increasing in Wisconsin. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,400 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $54,080 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Wisconsin

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This represents a growth in salaries of 3%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Wisconsin, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of industrial design. The pay differential between the highest paid industrial design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 134%

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin


As the number of industrial design professionals is increasing in Wisconsin state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Wisconsin state is also increasing. In Wisconsin, there were 18 graduates in 2006. And there were 26 graduates from industrial design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 44% percent increase in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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