Set and Exhibit Designers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of set and exhibit designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare set and exhibit designers salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Set and Exhibit Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,490
25th Percentile Wage
$31,920
50th Percentile Wage
$44,010
75th Percentile Wage
$61,820
90th Percentile Wage
$87,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for set and exhibit designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) set and exhibit designers is $87,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid set and exhibit designers is $23,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of set and exhibit designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,0100.93%11.66%
201543,6000.69%-
201443,3002.66%-
201342,1507.76%-
201238,880--

Compare Set and Exhibit Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of set and exhibit designers in nine industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for set and exhibit designers occupations is the amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $83,360. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $39,870). For detailed set and exhibit designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$83,360
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$71,970
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$49,180
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$47,120
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$47,120
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$41,420
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$40,590
Performing Arts Companies
$40,110
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$39,870

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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