California Industrial Design Schools and Careers

Career Information for Industrial Designers in California

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Fast Facts for Industrial Designers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Riverside, Oxnard and San Diego
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Ana

Salaries for Industrial Designers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland

Schools for Industrial Designers in California are listed below.

Selected Industrial Design Schools in California

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More California Industrial Design Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Academy of Art University San Francisco Masters 11,334
Art Center College of Design Pasadena Masters 1,832
Bethesda Christian University Anaheim Masters & First Professional 345
California College of the Arts Oakland Masters 1,613
California Institute of the Arts Valencia Masters 1,324
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
College of Marin Kentfield Associate 6,476
Folsom Lake College Folsom Associate 8,193
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Mendocino College Ukiah Associate 4,347
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Ohlone College Fremont Associate 11,083
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles Masters 1,177
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Porterville College Porterville Associate 3,773
San Diego Miramar College San Diego Associate 10,650
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco Masters 655
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles Bachelor 4,644
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco San Francisco Associate 1,031
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Industrial Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Industrial Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Industrial Designers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Fresno 30 $84710 0.43
Oxnard 70 $64660 1.07
Thousand Oaks 70 $64660 1.07
Ventura 70 $64660 1.07
Riverside 150 $79350 0.49
San Bernardino 150 $79350 0.49
Ontario 150 $79350 0.49
Sacramento 60 $62640 0.32
Roseville 60 $62640 0.32
Arden 60 $62640 0.32
Arcade 60 $62640 0.32
San Diego 260 $92460 0.85
Carlsbad 260 $92460 0.85
Los Angeles 2250 $64340 1.76
Long Beach 2250 $64340 1.76
Anaheim 2250 $64340 1.76
San Francisco 720 $73600 1.44
Oakland 720 $73600 1.44
Hayward 720 $73600 1.44
San Jose 310 $77880 1.36
Sunnyvale 310 $77880 1.36
Santa Clara 310 $77880 1.36
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