Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?
After graduation, industrial design graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $75,353, while the bottom 20% make closer to $31,283. The median grad salary is $48,552.
Industrial Design graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in industrial design is $35,288, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $44,469.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for industrial design graduates
The highest paying career for industrial design graduates is industrial designer, with top salaries averaging around $73,629.
As per most recent US census
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