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Designers Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,930
25th Percentile Wage
$33,240
50th Percentile Wage
$48,550
75th Percentile Wage
$68,840
90th Percentile Wage
$92,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for designers 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) designers is $92,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $23,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of designers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,550
-0.97% 4.61%
2016
$49,020
-0.94% -
2015
$49,480
3.13% -
2014
$47,930
0.79% -
2013
$47,550
2.61% -
2012
$46,310
- -

Compare Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of designers 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 designers occupations is the testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $88,900. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $35,140). For detailed designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Testing Laboratories
$88,900
Engineering Services
$68,840
Legal Services
$68,470
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$67,690
Scientific Research and Development Services
$66,870
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$63,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$62,800
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$57,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$54,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,500
Specialized Design Services
$50,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,550
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,320
Photographic Services
$42,080
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$35,140

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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