Art and Design Worker Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of art and design workers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare art and design worker salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Art and Design Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,020
25th Percentile Wage
$32,910
50th Percentile Wage
$44,560
75th Percentile Wage
$62,210
90th Percentile Wage
$84,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art and design workers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) art and design workers is $84,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art and design workers is $26,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of art and design workers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,5600.09%4.06%
201544,5200.36%-
201444,3602.64%-
201343,1901.02%-
201242,750--

Compare Art and Design Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of art and design workers in 93 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for art and design worker occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $78,710. The lowest paying industry is the grain and oilseed milling industry (annual salary $23,910). For detailed art and design worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$78,710
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$76,960
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$76,450
Ship and Boat Building
$71,610
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$71,270
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$70,710
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$68,930
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$66,780
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$64,520
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$63,070
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$62,820
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$62,760
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$62,240
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$61,350
Footwear Manufacturing
$61,270
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$61,250
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$60,940
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$60,260
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$59,980
Apparel Manufacturing
$59,930
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$59,460
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$59,310
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$58,890
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$58,690
Machinery Manufacturing
$57,820
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$57,620
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$56,970
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$56,510
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$56,370
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$56,150
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$56,030
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$55,760
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$54,970
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$54,360
Paper Manufacturing
$54,290
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$54,220
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$54,130
Chemical Manufacturing
$53,690
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$53,100
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$53,050
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$51,920
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$51,810
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$51,720
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$51,700
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$51,560
Textile Furnishings Mills
$51,400
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$51,240
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$51,190
Machine Shops
$50,940
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,680
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$50,220
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$50,160
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$49,670
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$49,570
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$49,340
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,430
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$48,430
Apparel Knitting Mills
$48,400
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$48,200
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$47,540
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$47,250
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$47,030
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$46,740
Textile Mills
$46,540
Fabric Mills
$46,370
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$46,320
Wood Product Manufacturing
$45,850
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$45,770
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$45,220
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$44,630
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$44,540
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$43,850
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$43,230
Textile Product Mills
$42,470
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$41,770
Animal Food Manufacturing
$41,040
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,480
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$39,670
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$39,530
Other Textile Product Mills
$39,330
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$38,870
Printing and Related Support Activities
$38,850
Printing and Related Support Activities
$38,850
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$38,180
Other Food Manufacturing
$37,680
Food Manufacturing
$35,620
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$33,820
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$32,190
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$30,260
Beverage Manufacturing
$30,240
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$28,390
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$23,910

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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