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Highest Paying Cities for Other Designers

The top 49 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 $99,930, Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada is the highest paying city for other designers. It is followed by Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California (average annual salary $98,500). 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 other designers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 49 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Designers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$99,930
40
2 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$98,500
140
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$96,030
130
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$94,770
160
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$93,850
n/a
6 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$84,280
80
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$78,510
1,270
8 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$77,460
110
9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$75,180
160
10 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$74,820
40
11 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$72,850
110
12 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$70,050
380
13 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$69,700
420
14 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$67,330
40
15 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$66,190
170
16 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$63,080
40
17 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$62,880
50
18 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$61,670
50
19 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$59,710
60
20 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$58,700
460
21 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$58,530
40
22 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$58,090
180
23 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$56,990
400
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$55,370
1,080
25 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$55,240
40
26 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$53,150
40
27 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$51,290
50
28 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$50,770
150
29 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$49,940
40
30 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$47,920
130
31 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$46,320
50
32 Honolulu, Hawaii
$46,300
50
33 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$44,660
30
34 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$43,760
30
35 Jacksonville, Florida
$42,850
40
36 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$42,490
230
37 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$42,290
100
38 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$42,290
100
39 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$40,510
40
40 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$40,360
70
41 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$36,980
30
42 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$36,740
30
43 Nashua, New Hampshire
$32,780
n/a
44 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$24,740
160
45 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$23,830
40
46 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$23,250
100
47 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$20,410
40
48 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$18,640
40
49 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$18,030
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for other designers.