Designers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of designers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare designers salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,070
25th Percentile Wage
$32,840
50th Percentile Wage
$44,130
75th Percentile Wage
$61,450
90th Percentile Wage
$82,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for designers 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) designers is $82,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $26,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,130-0.23%3.69%
201544,2300.41%-
201444,0502.77%-
201342,8300.77%-
201242,500--

Compare Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of designers 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 designers occupations is the motor vehicle manufacturing industry with an annual salary $92,670. The lowest paying industry is the grain and oilseed milling industry (annual salary $23,910). For detailed designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$92,670
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$76,950
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$75,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$74,550
Ship and Boat Building
$71,510
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$69,960
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$69,300
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$66,200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$63,160
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$62,690
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$61,820
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$61,720
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$61,230
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$61,130
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$60,940
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$59,980
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$59,930
Apparel Manufacturing
$59,150
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$59,110
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$58,970
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$58,860
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$58,660
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$58,550
Footwear Manufacturing
$57,300
Machinery Manufacturing
$57,270
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$57,120
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$56,790
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$56,520
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,230
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$56,180
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$56,110
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$55,770
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$55,640
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$54,430
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$54,360
Paper Manufacturing
$53,780
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$53,730
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$53,190
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$53,080
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$52,780
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$52,590
Chemical Manufacturing
$52,240
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$51,550
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$51,530
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$51,440
Textile Furnishings Mills
$51,370
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$51,190
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$51,120
Machine Shops
$50,940
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$50,900
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$50,220
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$49,670
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$49,290
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$48,880
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$48,700
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,430
Apparel Knitting Mills
$48,400
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$48,360
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$48,200
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$48,180
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$48,160
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$47,540
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$47,520
Textile Mills
$47,070
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$46,950
Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,840
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$46,650
Fabric Mills
$46,370
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$46,320
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$45,730
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$44,630
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$44,540
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$44,310
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$43,230
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$42,900
Textile Product Mills
$42,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$40,870
Animal Food Manufacturing
$40,660
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,310
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$39,510
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$39,390
Other Textile Product Mills
$39,340
Printing and Related Support Activities
$38,420
Printing and Related Support Activities
$38,420
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$37,540
Other Food Manufacturing
$37,340
Food Manufacturing
$35,350
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$30,800
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$30,240
Beverage Manufacturing
$30,220
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$28,320
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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