Commercial and Industrial Designers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial and industrial designers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial and industrial designers among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Commercial and Industrial Designers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,510
25th Percentile Wage
$47,510
50th Percentile Wage
$67,430
75th Percentile Wage
$81,230
90th Percentile Wage
$100,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial and industrial designers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of commercial and industrial designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,430
2.08% 11.95%
2016
$66,030
0.29% -
2015
$65,840
11.09% -
2014
$58,540
1.84% -
2013
$57,460
-3.32% -
2012
$59,370
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial and Industrial Designers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial and industrial designers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial and industrial designers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $41,390 to $81,920. The highest paying area for commercial and industrial designers in Pennsylvania is Reading with a median annual salary of $81,920. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $74,830). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Reading
$81,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$74,830
Philadelphia
$71,360
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$70,450
York-Hanover
$68,750
Pittsburgh
$68,110
Newark-Union
$64,430
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$56,570
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$48,570
Altoona
$45,580
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,390




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