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Highest Paying States for Other Designers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $96,300, New Hampshire is the highest paying state for other designers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $83,620). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Designers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Hampshire
$96,300
$41,440 40
2 Massachusetts
$83,620
$37,320 90
3 Washington
$75,620
$38,500 230
4 California
$73,800
$32,060 1,880
5 Nevada
$70,460
$22,520 50
6 Illinois
$66,330
$22,910 480
7 Georgia
$62,300
$24,170 240
8 Arizona
$61,370
$25,500 70
9 New York
$61,300
$31,440 350
10 Connecticut
$60,950
$33,700 60
11 Maryland
$59,490
$21,010 290
12 Minnesota
$53,480
$28,200 260
13 Pennsylvania
$52,760
$26,120 70
14 Louisiana
$50,740
$25,260 90
15 Wisconsin
$48,570
$27,030 160
16 Ohio
$48,560
$18,650 150
17 Oregon
$47,280
$25,550 130
18 Missouri
$46,570
$27,320 130
19 Hawaii
$46,300
$39,860 50
20 North Carolina
$44,900
$19,120 140
21 Colorado
$43,380
$23,940 240
22 New Jersey
$40,080
$22,940 190
23 Indiana
$39,690
$26,810 40
24 Kentucky
$39,610
$20,280 60
25 Florida
$37,210
$17,910 440
26 Iowa
$36,380
$17,580 120
27 Texas
$36,380
$20,740 300
28 Michigan
$36,050
$22,420 100
29 Virginia
$35,690
$17,400 130
30 Utah
$35,480
$21,390 40
31 Montana
$30,070
$20,040 80
32 Tennessee
$27,590
$20,280 180
33 Alabama
$22,850
$16,060 40

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

See also: Highest paying industries for other designers, Top Paying Jobs in America.