Set and Exhibit Designers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for set and exhibit designers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of set and exhibit designers among California metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Set and Exhibit Designers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,510
25th Percentile Wage
$39,920
50th Percentile Wage
$53,100
75th Percentile Wage
$84,430
90th Percentile Wage
$102,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for set and exhibit designers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.71
25th Percentile Wage
$19.19
50th Percentile Wage
$25.53
75th Percentile Wage
$40.59
90th Percentile Wage
$49.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for set and exhibit designers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.40. The median hourly salary is $25.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.71.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of set and exhibit designers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,1007.46%-9.98%
201549,140-8.65%-
201453,3907.14%-
201349,580-17.79%-
201258,400--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Set and Exhibit Designers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of set and exhibit designers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of set and exhibit designers in state of California ranges from $37,060 to $65,130. The highest paying area for set and exhibit designers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $65,130. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Stockton (mean annual salary $61,360). The lowest paying area is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $37,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$65,130
Stockton
$61,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$61,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$59,050
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$59,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$52,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$48,170
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$42,660
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$42,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$40,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$37,060


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