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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of commercial and industrial designers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |