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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

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More California Industrial Design Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,548
Berkeley
Doctorate
40,154
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,776
Davis
Doctorate
36,460
San Jose
Doctorate
32,154
Walnut
Associates
29,446
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,045
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,260
Pomona
Doctorate
25,326
Long Beach
Associates
24,704
Cupertino
Associates
21,716
Chico
Masters
17,557
Stanford
Doctorate
17,184
San Jacinto
Associates
15,497
Oceanside
Associates
14,801
San Diego
Associates
14,722
San Francisco
Masters
12,608
San Francisco
Doctorate
11,003
Fremont
Associates
9,814
Folsom
Associates
8,499
Compton
Associates
7,492
Seaside
Masters
7,274
La Mirada
Doctorate
6,095
Kentfield
Associates
5,621
Redlands
Doctorate
5,071
Los Angeles
Bachelors
2,624
San Francisco
Masters
1,983
North Hollywood
Bachelors
1,096
Los Angeles
Masters
1,078
Santa Ana
Bachelors
771
Alhambra
Bachelors
599
San Diego
Masters
522
San Francisco
Masters
506
Ontario
Bachelors
488
Riverside
Bachelors
462
Hollywood
N/A
434
Anaheim
Doctorate
402
San Francisco
Bachelors
332

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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade80 $68,670
San Diego-Carlsbad250 $84,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1580 $71,280
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura70 $93,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario180 $65,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward910 $72,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara240 $80,770
Fresno40 $78,380

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