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Highest Paying Cities for Other Designers

The top 100 highest paying cities for other 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 other designers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $132,600, San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California is the highest paying city for other designers. It is followed by Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (average annual salary $105,200). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of other designers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Designers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$132,600
80
2 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$105,200
30
3 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$102,080
30
4 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$98,500
140
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$95,280
90
6 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$93,850
n/a
7 St Louis, Missouri
$88,060
110
8 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$87,330
70
9 Knoxville, Tennessee
$86,350
40
10 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$85,170
140
11 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$82,840
90
12 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$80,170
120
13 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$79,780
40
14 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$78,630
280
15 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$77,280
110
16 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$76,720
190
17 Tacoma, Washington
$76,250
40
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$75,170
910
19 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$74,820
40
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$74,130
1,140
21 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$74,080
n/a
22 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$72,180
90
23 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$70,420
350
24 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$69,930
390
25 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$67,480
380
26 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$67,010
230
27 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$64,490
480
28 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$63,180
40
29 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$62,880
50
30 Savannah, Georgia
$62,740
n/a
31 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$61,670
50
32 Columbus, Ohio
$60,860
40
33 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$60,580
110
34 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$59,280
210
35 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$58,970
140
36 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$58,530
40
37 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$58,060
60
38 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$57,050
30
39 Tucson, Arizona
$57,020
40
40 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$56,990
n/a
41 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$56,990
400
42 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$56,360
50
43 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$55,370
1,080
44 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$55,240
40
45 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$53,810
40
46 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$53,570
30
47 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$53,320
n/a
48 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$51,650
60
49 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$51,290
50
50 Boulder, Colorado
$50,660
40
51 Jacksonville, Florida
$50,210
60
52 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$48,820
n/a
53 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$48,640
140
54 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$48,410
30
55 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$47,130
40
56 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$46,320
50
57 Honolulu, Hawaii
$46,300
50
58 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$45,970
250
59 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$45,420
n/a
60 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$44,770
120
61 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$44,660
30
62 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$44,620
30
63 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$44,370
110
64 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$43,940
130
65 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$42,820
n/a
66 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$42,230
60
67 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$42,080
40
68 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$41,920
n/a
69 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$41,850
30
70 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$40,830
30
71 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$40,510
40
72 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$40,360
70
73 Memphis, Tennessee
$40,090
40
74 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$39,570
40
75 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$37,490
40
76 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$37,150
n/a
77 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$36,980
30
78 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$36,790
40
79 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$35,700
190
80 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$33,680
n/a
81 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$33,070
30
82 Nashua, New Hampshire
$32,780
n/a
83 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$30,030
40
84 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$29,650
n/a
85 Salt Lake City, Utah
$26,980
n/a
86 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$26,620
n/a
87 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$24,200
100
88 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$23,830
40
89 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$23,440
110
90 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$21,620
40
91 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$20,820
40
92 Syracuse, New York
$19,970
n/a
93 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$18,030
n/a
See also: 💰 Highest paying industries for other designers.