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Highest Paying Cities for Set and Exhibit Designers

The top 87 highest paying cities for set and exhibit 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 set and exhibit designers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $80,990, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for set and exhibit designers. It is followed by New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York (average annual salary $75,250). 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 set and exhibit designers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 87 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Set and Exhibit Designers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$80,990
170
2 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$75,250
1,660
3 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$72,120
180
4 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$69,970
1,530
5 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$69,700
1,450
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$69,560
410
7 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$69,400
50
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$68,730
480
9 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$68,270
70
10 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$66,230
40
11 Savannah, Georgia
$63,190
50
12 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$62,300
70
13 Stockton, California
$61,360
n/a
14 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$60,670
60
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$59,060
320
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$59,050
1,630
17 Salinas, California
$58,340
n/a
18 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$57,690
40
19 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$57,400
70
20 Dayton, Ohio
$56,350
40
21 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$56,210
150
22 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$55,290
130
23 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$55,290
130
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$55,130
130
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$54,570
2,340
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$54,150
2,610
27 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$53,720
n/a
28 Memphis, Tennessee
$53,710
30
29 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$52,420
480
30 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$52,100
500
31 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$51,550
40
32 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$51,520
40
33 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$51,450
270
34 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$50,910
70
35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$50,650
80
36 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$50,380
430
37 Richmond, Virginia
$49,760
40
38 St Louis, Missouri
$49,660
70
39 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$49,500
80
40 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$49,270
30
41 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$48,440
230
42 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$48,320
210
43 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$48,020
n/a
44 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$47,550
150
45 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$47,230
180
46 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$46,450
70
47 Kansas City, Missouri
$46,260
40
48 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$45,400
40
49 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$45,090
50
50 Urban Honolulu, USA
$44,870
100
51 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$44,640
70
52 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$44,300
40
53 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$44,270
110
54 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$44,110
100
55 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$43,960
40
56 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$43,950
130
57 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$43,740
40
58 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$42,300
60
59 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$42,260
180
60 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$41,930
50
61 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$41,690
30
62 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$40,370
60
63 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$39,810
290
64 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$38,710
80
65 Columbus, Ohio
$38,690
220
66 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$38,660
80
67 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$38,250
n/a
68 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$37,690
40
69 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$37,510
30
70 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$37,280
80
71 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$37,060
n/a
72 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$36,760
160
73 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$35,820
40
74 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$35,360
30
75 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$34,440
60
76 Salt Lake City, Utah
$34,160
40
77 Honolulu, Hawaii
$33,540
n/a
78 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$32,640
70
79 Tucson, Arizona
$32,410
n/a
80 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$31,320
130
81 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$30,930
60
82 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$28,430
30
83 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$28,360
n/a
84 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$26,800
40
85 Toledo, Ohio
$23,130
60
86 Provo-Orem, Utah
$20,020
30
87 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$17,780
40
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