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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 $90,460, Arkansas is the highest paying state for commercial and industrial designers. It is followed by Washington (average annual salary $81,450). 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 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 Arkansas
$90,460
$40,660 100
2 Washington
$81,450
$44,400 400
3 Nevada
$79,660
$45,300 50
4 Michigan
$78,250
$40,770 5,690
5 Oregon
$76,650
$42,460 570
6 New Jersey
$74,140
$41,890 1,020
7 South Carolina
$73,940
$50,010 490
8 Rhode Island
$72,710
$42,570 340
9 West Virginia
$71,660
$37,360 80
10 Massachusetts
$71,130
$42,300 810
11 Idaho
$71,090
$34,570 160
12 North Carolina
$70,980
$40,920 660
13 Louisiana
$69,000
$31,620 240
14 California
$68,700
$35,220 3,610
15 New Hampshire
$68,640
$37,170 120
16 Nebraska
$68,210
$31,660 100
17 New York
$67,760
$30,280 2,400
18 Pennsylvania
$67,430
$37,510 960
19 District of Columbia
$67,410
$36,790 30
20 Alabama
$66,070
$36,220 180
21 Arizona
$65,510
$36,580 250
22 Vermont
$65,390
$43,960 170
23 Texas
$64,540
$42,260 1,680
24 Hawaii
$64,050
$37,350 60
25 Maine
$62,200
$37,060 170
26 Illinois
$61,940
$38,000 1,410
27 Minnesota
$61,580
$37,790 560
28 Indiana
$61,370
$36,040 720
29 Mississippi
$60,840
$42,770 50
30 Maryland
$60,080
$41,320 290
31 Connecticut
$59,880
$36,990 450
32 Kentucky
$59,720
$37,360 370
33 Ohio
$59,560
$37,080 1,070
34 Oklahoma
$58,420
$32,680 270
35 Florida
$58,410
$37,360 740
36 Georgia
$58,310
$35,170 780
37 New Mexico
$58,200
$40,750 50
38 Kansas
$57,810
$40,640 190
39 Virginia
$56,920
$33,030 460
40 Wisconsin
$55,910
$40,020 750
41 Colorado
$55,020
$33,150 530
42 Iowa
$54,810
$33,930 450
43 Missouri
$53,650
$33,220 460
44 Montana
$52,820
$41,360 80
45 Utah
$52,300
$29,750 610
46 Tennessee
$48,580
$20,770 470
47 North Dakota
$44,280
$28,120 30
48 South Dakota
$41,310
$30,200 80
49 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.