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Highest Paying States for Commercial and Industrial Designers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $80,740, Michigan is the highest paying state for commercial and industrial designers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $77,720). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Commercial and Industrial Designers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Michigan
$80,740
$45,980 6,600
2 Massachusetts
$77,720
$41,220 770
3 Nevada
$75,320
$39,600 80
4 New Jersey
$74,140
$41,890 1,050
5 Washington
$74,100
$38,630 400
6 South Carolina
$73,940
$50,010 710
7 Louisiana
$73,240
$32,590 350
8 Nebraska
$72,490
$42,420 80
9 Arkansas
$71,470
$42,130 100
10 California
$71,060
$38,900 3,880
11 New Hampshire
$70,910
$24,430 100
12 North Carolina
$70,850
$40,490 800
13 Colorado
$69,870
$42,100 420
14 Alabama
$69,400
$38,450 240
15 District of Columbia
$67,410
$36,790 30
16 Pennsylvania
$66,030
$35,370 880
17 Mississippi
$65,430
$44,950 70
18 Arizona
$65,160
$35,210 180
19 New York
$65,120
$32,410 2,910
20 Rhode Island
$64,100
$41,270 240
21 Idaho
$63,290
$39,510 80
22 Georgia
$62,780
$39,140 640
23 Illinois
$62,720
$41,010 1,450
24 Florida
$61,990
$38,650 770
25 Texas
$61,710
$36,990 1,100
26 West Virginia
$59,510
$41,840 120
27 Indiana
$59,280
$35,100 700
28 Connecticut
$59,130
$35,560 330
29 Maryland
$59,060
$40,660 290
30 Ohio
$58,470
$33,290 1,210
31 Minnesota
$57,590
$35,520 640
32 Kentucky
$57,430
$29,520 270
33 Wisconsin
$57,290
$39,880 790
34 Vermont
$56,710
$31,450 150
35 Oregon
$56,070
$33,510 330
36 Kansas
$55,540
$34,180 170
37 Hawaii
$54,930
$33,980 50
38 Iowa
$54,320
$32,000 400
39 Maine
$54,300
$36,230 150
40 Missouri
$53,090
$31,060 500
41 Oklahoma
$52,330
$29,540 240
42 Utah
$52,300
$29,750 300
43 Virginia
$51,520
$30,240 410
44 Montana
$51,010
$38,950 40
45 Tennessee
$48,550
$18,790 440
46 New Mexico
$46,740
$38,510 40
47 South Dakota
$38,600
$26,380 80
48 Puerto Rico
$35,380
$29,540 70

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of commercial and industrial designers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for commercial and industrial designers, Top Paying Jobs in America.