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Highest Paying Industries for Commercial and Industrial Designers

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $92,940, support activities for mining is the highest paying industry for commercial and industrial designers. It is followed by mining industry (average annual salary $92,840). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of commercial and industrial designers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Commercial and Industrial Designers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Support Activities for Mining
$92,940
n/a
2 Mining
$92,840
n/a
3 Warehousing and Storage
$79,910
30
4 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$78,510
40
5 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$78,080
120
6 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$77,610
420
7 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$77,130
500
8 Forging and Stamping
$74,640
40
9 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$74,580
170
10 Transportation and Warehousing
$74,300
60
11 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$73,700
n/a
12 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$73,420
70
13 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$72,830
340
14 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$72,720
540
15 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$72,620
2,660
16 Other Support Services
$72,420
90
17 Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$72,410
40
18 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$71,950
120
19 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$71,810
40
20 Employment Services
$71,770
n/a
21 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$71,170
250
22 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$71,020
80
23 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$70,930
110
24 Administrative and Support Services
$70,880
920
25 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,880
920
26 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$70,740
70
27 Temporary Help Services
$70,510
360
28 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,410
2,370
29 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$70,350
160
30 Engineering Services
$70,340
2,350
31 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$70,330
70
32 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$70,250
100
33 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$70,210
30
34 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,960
200
35 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$69,520
80
36 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$68,970
3,020
37 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,570
8,730
38 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$68,420
180
39 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,880
60
40 Nonstore Retailers
$67,320
340
41 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$67,100
340
42 Testing Laboratories
$66,700
340
43 Machine Shops
$66,680
n/a
44 Information
$66,260
230
45 Building Equipment Contractors
$65,810
110
46 Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$65,800
n/a
47 Software Publishers
$65,380
50
48 Educational Services - Privately owned
$65,360
30
49 Specialty Trade Contractors
$65,040
260
50 Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$64,760
220
51 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$64,660
70
52 Ship and Boat Building
$64,450
200
53 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$64,440
50
54 Rubber Product Manufacturing
$64,080
90
55 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$64,050
550
56 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$63,860
780
57 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$62,490
150
58 Manufacturing
$62,330
12,280
59 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$62,170
60
60 Machinery Manufacturing
$61,910
1,800
61 Retail Trade
$61,850
650
62 Security Systems Services
$61,710
50
63 Investigation and Security Services
$61,710
50
64 Chemical Manufacturing
$61,550
230
65 Textile Furnishings Mills
$61,540
140
66 Specialized Design Services
$61,460
4,140
67 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$61,190
200
68 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$61,120
270
69 Paper Manufacturing
$60,990
630
70 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$60,750
130
71 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$60,750
610
72 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$60,550
50
73 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$59,880
330
74 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$59,850
450
75 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,790
40
76 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,690
510
77 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,380
200
78 Fabric Mills
$59,290
140
79 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$58,530
250
80 Newspaper Publishers
$58,520
40
81 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$58,400
250
82 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$58,300
1,910
83 Textile Mills
$58,080
170
84 Wholesale Trade
$57,970
3,130
85 Construction
$57,870
560
86 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$57,740
170
87 Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$57,650
330
88 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$57,630
40
89 Building Finishing Contractors
$57,410
60
90 Printing and Related Support Activities
$57,380
110
91 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$57,320
n/a
92 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,940
80
93 Nonresidential Building Construction
$56,410
n/a
94 Construction of Buildings
$56,220
n/a
95 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$55,740
1,090
96 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$55,230
120
97 Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$55,150
420
98 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$54,910
100
99 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$54,600
220
100 Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,600
220
See also: Highest paying cities for commercial and industrial designers.