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
$18,750
25th Percentile Wage
$21,640
50th Percentile Wage
$27,510
75th Percentile Wage
$37,420
90th Percentile Wage
$51,590

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 $51,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $18,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,5101.53%4.80%
201527,0900.26%-
201427,020-0.48%-
201327,1503.54%-
201226,190--

Compare Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of designers in 37 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 $46,610. The lowest paying industry is the department stores industry (annual salary $23,490). For detailed designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Direct Selling Establishments
$46,610
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$46,390
Nonstore Retailers
$46,370
Automobile Dealers
$43,380
Furniture Stores
$39,610
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$37,830
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$34,820
Home Furnishings Stores
$34,230
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$33,180
Shoe Stores
$33,020
Book Stores and News Dealers
$31,040
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$30,850
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$30,540
Sporting Goods Stores
$30,450
Other General Merchandise Stores
$30,080
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$29,790
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$29,790
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$29,190
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$28,980
Grocery Stores
$28,280
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$28,160
Food and Beverage Stores
$28,160
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$27,230
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$27,060
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$26,380
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$26,360
Clothing Stores
$26,000
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$25,920
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$25,880
Florists
$25,430
Used Merchandise Stores
$25,050
Health and Personal Care Stores
$24,340
Health and Personal Care Stores
$24,340
General Merchandise Stores
$23,870
Specialty Food Stores
$23,760
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$23,640
Department Stores
$23,490

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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