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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 Washington (average annual salary $81,720). 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 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 Washington
$81,720
$40,120 160
3 Massachusetts
$77,170
$39,460 140
4 Nevada
$75,720
$30,290 60
5 California
$75,690
$37,930 1,880
6 Louisiana
$71,830
$37,690 200
7 District of Columbia
$70,770
$24,670 70
8 Illinois
$67,270
$23,980 430
9 New York
$66,130
$31,070 380
10 Georgia
$60,180
$34,170 340
11 Ohio
$57,530
$32,730 120
12 Connecticut
$55,030
$34,650 70
13 Minnesota
$54,270
$27,910 310
14 Maryland
$53,700
$20,140 200
15 Wisconsin
$50,370
$32,730 130
16 Indiana
$50,120
$27,700 60
17 Oregon
$49,330
$31,730 180
18 Pennsylvania
$49,160
$24,260 100
19 Colorado
$49,010
$24,160 230
20 Hawaii
$46,300
$39,860 50
21 New Jersey
$44,350
$23,320 240
22 Michigan
$38,840
$23,890 70
23 Missouri
$38,580
$22,190 80
24 Rhode Island
$36,830
$31,480 0
25 North Carolina
$36,740
$24,230 180
26 Utah
$35,480
$21,390 40
27 Iowa
$34,080
$17,710 110
28 Texas
$33,660
$21,240 380
29 Kentucky
$33,600
$18,950 80
30 Virginia
$32,710
$17,610 120
31 Montana
$31,850
$21,200 90
32 Florida
$31,380
$18,520 450
33 Tennessee
$30,220
$21,210 250
34 Mississippi
$22,450
$16,550 40
35 Arizona
$20,820
$20,800 70
36 Alabama
$18,230
$15,800 90

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.