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
$29,770
25th Percentile Wage
$38,390
50th Percentile Wage
$51,980
75th Percentile Wage
$64,810
90th Percentile Wage
$85,350

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 $85,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $29,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of designers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,9801.35%13.76%
201551,2805.25%-
201448,5904.69%-
201346,3103.20%-
201244,830--

Compare Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of designers in 13 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 plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry with an annual salary $63,060. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $35,480). For detailed designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$63,060
Building Equipment Contractors
$60,780
Nonresidential Building Construction
$57,210
Construction of Buildings
$54,510
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,470
Residential Building Construction
$53,280
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$52,800
Land Subdivision
$52,700
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$47,590
Specialty Trade Contractors
$47,120
Building Finishing Contractors
$44,790
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,590
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$35,480

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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