Designers Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,370
25th Percentile Wage
$22,510
50th Percentile Wage
$28,660
75th Percentile Wage
$38,470
90th Percentile Wage
$53,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for designers in the industry sector of retail trade. 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 $53,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $19,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,660
4.01% 8.62%
2016
$27,510
1.53% -
2015
$27,090
0.26% -
2014
$27,020
-0.48% -
2013
$27,150
3.54% -
2012
$26,190
- -

Compare Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of designers in 43 industries in the retail trade 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 direct selling establishments industry with an annual salary $47,580. The lowest paying industry is the automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores industry (annual salary $22,620). For detailed designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Direct Selling Establishments
$47,580
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$47,390
Nonstore Retailers
$47,110
Vending Machine Operators
$45,230
Automobile Dealers
$39,950
Furniture Stores
$38,000
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$36,830
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$36,540
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$36,490
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$35,660
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$35,270
Home Furnishings Stores
$33,710
Gasoline Stations
$33,090
Gasoline Stations
$33,090
Sporting Goods Stores
$32,940
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$31,830
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$31,550
Book Stores and News Dealers
$31,040
Shoe Stores
$30,560
Other General Merchandise Stores
$30,080
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$30,020
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$29,910
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$28,980
Food and Beverage Stores
$28,920
Food and Beverage Stores
$28,830
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$28,440
Grocery Stores
$28,280
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$28,240
Clothing Stores
$28,180
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$27,660
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$27,060
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$26,510
Health and Personal Care Stores
$26,410
Health and Personal Care Stores
$26,410
Florists
$25,950
Used Merchandise Stores
$25,050
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$25,010
General Merchandise Stores
$24,990
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$24,030
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$24,030
Specialty Food Stores
$23,760
Department Stores
$23,490
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$22,620

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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