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Highest Paying Cities for Commercial and Industrial Designers

The top 100 highest paying cities for commercial and industrial designers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of commercial and industrial designers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $85,570, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the highest paying city for commercial and industrial designers. It is followed by Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan (average annual salary $83,920). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of commercial and industrial designers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Commercial and Industrial Designers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$85,570
60
2 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$83,920
5,410
3 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$83,590
40
4 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$81,810
1,520
5 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,780
660
6 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$81,360
260
7 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$80,700
1,900
8 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$79,850
420
9 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$79,520
300
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$79,460
360
11 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$78,560
30
12 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$78,070
90
13 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$77,570
320
14 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$76,630
50
15 Reading, Pennsylvania
$76,430
60
16 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$76,330
40
17 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$75,780
250
18 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$75,750
220
19 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$75,120
590
20 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$75,110
80
21 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$74,910
150
22 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$74,090
410
23 Rochester, New York
$73,540
220
24 Framingham, Massachusetts
$73,400
40
25 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$73,190
100
26 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$73,070
860
27 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$72,920
230
28 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$72,800
40
29 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$71,970
220
30 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$71,000
180
31 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$70,720
70
32 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$70,660
90
33 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$70,590
140
34 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$70,280
80
35 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$70,090
1,920
36 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$69,960
110
37 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$69,640
230
38 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$69,080
1,420
39 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$68,640
560
40 Peoria, Illinois
$68,530
40
41 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$68,330
40
42 Flint, Michigan
$68,160
40
43 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$68,100
120
44 Dayton, Ohio
$67,950
90
45 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$67,660
50
46 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$67,400
240
47 Columbus, Ohio
$67,320
270
48 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$67,140
100
49 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$67,100
160
50 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$66,710
90
51 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$66,660
810
52 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$66,110
80
53 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$66,040
40
54 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$65,940
3,100
55 Syracuse, New York
$65,540
40
56 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$65,450
30
57 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$65,330
40
58 Honolulu, Hawaii
$65,240
40
59 Toledo, Ohio
$64,760
40
60 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$64,620
500
61 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$64,610
210
62 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$64,460
130
63 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$64,430
500
64 New Haven, Connecticut
$64,430
60
65 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$64,410
260
66 Camden, New Jersey
$64,400
140
67 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$64,270
260
68 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$64,190
1,060
69 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$64,030
n/a
70 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$63,980
50
71 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$63,830
180
72 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$63,770
70
73 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$63,380
40
74 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$63,370
190
75 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$63,130
70
76 Worcester, Massachusetts
$62,800
40
77 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$62,230
30
78 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$61,900
80
79 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$61,620
220
80 Memphis, Tennessee
$61,470
60
81 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$61,280
2,070
82 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$61,260
420
83 Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan
$61,130
220
84 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$61,110
260
85 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$60,720
40
86 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$60,350
80
87 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$60,190
370
88 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$60,170
120
89 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$60,050
280
90 Madison, Wisconsin
$59,490
150
91 Springfield, Massachusetts
$59,180
60
92 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$59,120
160
93 Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
$58,790
160
94 St Louis, Missouri
$58,770
300
95 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
$58,580
n/a
96 Salt Lake City, Utah
$58,560
130
97 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$58,460
n/a
98 Knoxville, Tennessee
$57,950
50
99 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$57,780
30
100 Appleton, Wisconsin
$57,630
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for commercial and industrial designers.