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
$26,580
25th Percentile Wage
$33,380
50th Percentile Wage
$44,520
75th Percentile Wage
$60,930
90th Percentile Wage
$81,570

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 $81,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $26,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,520
0.88% 4.54%
2016
$44,130
-0.23% -
2015
$44,230
0.41% -
2014
$44,050
2.77% -
2013
$42,830
0.77% -
2012
$42,500
- -

Compare Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of designers in 108 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 $94,600. 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
$94,600
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$77,220
Ship and Boat Building
$72,360
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,410
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$71,350
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$68,010
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$65,420
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$65,200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$63,930
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$63,830
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$62,230
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$61,230
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$60,940
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$60,110
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$59,980
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$59,970
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$59,930
Machinery Manufacturing
$59,060
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$59,020
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$58,900
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$58,660
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$58,600
Machinery Manufacturing
$58,240
Apparel Manufacturing
$57,770
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$57,510
Footwear Manufacturing
$57,300
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$57,040
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$56,940
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$56,790
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$56,740
Foundries
$56,360
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,230
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$56,180
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$56,110
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$56,030
Chemical Manufacturing
$55,840
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$55,770
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
$55,070
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$54,360
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$53,480
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$53,420
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,300
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,150
Textile Furnishings Mills
$52,570
Chemical Manufacturing
$52,570
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$52,460
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$52,360
Hardware Manufacturing
$52,230
Paper Manufacturing
$52,130
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$52,060
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$51,990
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$51,790
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$51,550
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$51,440
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$51,350
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$51,300
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$51,190
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$51,120
Chemical Manufacturing
$51,040
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$50,670
Wood Product Manufacturing
$50,640
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$50,090
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$50,070
Apparel Knitting Mills
$50,060
Forging and Stamping
$50,030
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$49,190
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$49,160
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$49,080
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$48,700
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$48,360
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$48,100
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$47,540
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$47,520
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$46,950
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$46,650
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$46,380
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$46,030
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$45,730
Fabric Mills
$45,370
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$45,260
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$44,540
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$43,920
Textile Mills
$43,510
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$43,470
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$42,900
Machine Shops
$42,790
Textile Product Mills
$41,980
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$41,440
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$41,110
Animal Food Manufacturing
$40,870
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,630
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$39,940
Other Textile Product Mills
$39,740
Printing and Related Support Activities
$39,300
Printing and Related Support Activities
$39,300
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$38,640
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$38,240
Other Food Manufacturing
$38,040
Food Manufacturing
$37,630
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$37,540
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$32,380
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$31,370
Beverage Manufacturing
$31,340
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$29,940
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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