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Art and Design Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of art and design workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare art and design worker salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Art and Design Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,900
25th Percentile Wage
$36,580
50th Percentile Wage
$53,100
75th Percentile Wage
$75,860
90th Percentile Wage
$102,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art and design workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $102,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art and design workers is $25,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of art and design workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,100-0.85%5.57%
201553,5502.76%-
201452,0700.67%-
201351,7203.05%-
201250,140--

Compare Art and Design Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of art and design workers in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $86,580. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $42,810). For detailed art and design worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Testing Laboratories
$86,580
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,650
Scientific Research and Development Services
$69,880
Engineering Services
$67,150
Legal Services
$66,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$62,370
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$61,640
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$60,340
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$56,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$55,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,100
Specialized Design Services
$51,110
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,610
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$46,940
Photographic Services
$42,810

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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