Designers Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of designers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare designers salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,600
25th Percentile Wage
$39,300
50th Percentile Wage
$51,870
75th Percentile Wage
$67,700
90th Percentile Wage
$92,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for designers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) designers is $92,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $29,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of designers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,870
-0.21% 13.57%
2016
$51,980
1.35% -
2015
$51,280
5.25% -
2014
$48,590
4.69% -
2013
$46,310
3.20% -
2012
$44,830
- -

Compare Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of designers in 16 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for designers occupations is the utility system construction industry with an annual salary $67,750. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $32,740). For detailed designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Utility System Construction
$67,750
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$63,660
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$61,000
Building Equipment Contractors
$60,300
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$57,410
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$57,140
Nonresidential Building Construction
$56,500
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,400
Construction of Buildings
$53,180
Residential Building Construction
$52,650
Land Subdivision
$51,920
Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,100
Building Finishing Contractors
$49,090
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$41,340
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,590
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$32,740

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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