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
$26,550
25th Percentile Wage
$33,480
50th Percentile Wage
$45,090
75th Percentile Wage
$61,910
90th Percentile Wage
$84,650

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 $84,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art and design workers is $26,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of art and design workers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,090
1.18% 5.19%
2016
$44,560
0.09% -
2015
$44,520
0.36% -
2014
$44,360
2.64% -
2013
$43,190
1.02% -
2012
$42,750
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Compare Art and Design Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of art and design workers in 110 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 motor vehicle manufacturing industry with an annual salary $94,620. 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
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$94,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$81,840
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$75,410
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$72,960
Ship and Boat Building
$72,510
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,560
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$67,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$66,000
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$65,280
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$65,090
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$63,770
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$62,360
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$62,230
Machinery Manufacturing
$61,330
Footwear Manufacturing
$61,270
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$61,250
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$60,940
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$60,790
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$60,020
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$59,980
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$59,930
Machinery Manufacturing
$59,910
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$59,230
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$59,120
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$58,890
Apparel Manufacturing
$58,700
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$57,650
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$57,620
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$57,310
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$57,030
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$56,970
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$56,940
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$56,590
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$56,560
Foundries
$56,250
Chemical Manufacturing
$56,210
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$56,030
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$55,760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$55,750
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,620
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,620
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,270
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$55,160
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$54,970
Chemical Manufacturing
$54,630
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$54,360
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$53,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$53,420
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,170
Paper Manufacturing
$52,810
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$52,730
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$52,660
Textile Furnishings Mills
$52,640
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$52,480
Hardware Manufacturing
$52,230
Chemical Manufacturing
$52,090
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$51,810
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$51,720
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$51,700
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$51,700
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$51,350
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$51,300
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$51,190
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,680
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$50,670
Apparel Knitting Mills
$50,330
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$50,260
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$50,190
Wood Product Manufacturing
$50,130
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$49,750
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$49,570
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$49,140
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$49,080
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$47,540
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$47,540
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$47,030
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$46,760
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$45,960
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$45,770
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$45,690
Fabric Mills
$45,370
Machine Shops
$45,260
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$44,540
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$43,850
Textile Mills
$43,540
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$43,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$42,530
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing
$42,490
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$42,410
Textile Product Mills
$42,030
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$41,770
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$41,620
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$41,400
Animal Food Manufacturing
$41,230
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,800
Forging and Stamping
$39,800
Other Textile Product Mills
$39,770
Printing and Related Support Activities
$39,700
Printing and Related Support Activities
$39,700
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$38,690
Other Food Manufacturing
$38,390
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$38,240
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$38,180
Food Manufacturing
$37,930
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$33,840
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$33,820
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$31,400
Beverage Manufacturing
$31,380
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$30,080
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$23,910

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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