Commercial and Industrial Designers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial and industrial designers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial and industrial designers amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Commercial and Industrial Designers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,220
25th Percentile Wage
$52,680
50th Percentile Wage
$68,700
75th Percentile Wage
$86,810
90th Percentile Wage
$117,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial and industrial designers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of commercial and industrial designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,700
-3.44% 11.31%
2016
$71,060
2.31% -
2015
$69,420
2.62% -
2014
$67,600
4.81% -
2013
$64,350
5.31% -
2012
$60,930
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial and Industrial Designers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial and industrial designers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial and industrial designers in state of California ranges from $61,280 to $79,100. The highest paying area for commercial and industrial designers in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $79,100. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura (mean annual salary $77,480). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $61,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$79,100
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$77,480
Fresno
$75,090
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$74,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$71,850
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$69,680
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$69,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$68,640
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$66,040
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,940
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$63,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$62,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$62,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$61,280




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