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||$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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of designers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior 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 2017 and published in April 2018 .