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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of designers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .