|Quick Facts: Industrial Designers|
$77,030 per year
$37.03 per hour
|3% (Slower than average)|
Industrial designers combine art, business, and engineering to develop the concepts for manufactured products.
Industrial designers work in a variety of industries. Although industrial designers work primarily in offices, they may travel to testing facilities, design centers, clients’ exhibit sites, users’ homes or workplaces, and places where the product is manufactured.
Industrial designers typically need a bachelor's degree to enter the occupation. They also need an electronic portfolio with examples of their design projects.
The median annual wage for industrial designers was $77,030 in May 2021.
Employment of industrial designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2021 to 2031, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 2,700 openings for industrial designers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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