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Commercial and Industrial Designers Salary Information

The salary statistics of commercial and industrial designers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of commercial and industrial designers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The commercial and industrial designers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Commercial and Industrial Designers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,400
25th Percentile Wage
$50,350
50th Percentile Wage
$67,790
75th Percentile Wage
$87,750
90th Percentile Wage
$105,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial and industrial designers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) commercial and industrial designers is $105,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,400. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 182% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of commercial and industrial designers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,7900.97%12.07%
201567,1303.74%-
201464,6203.48%-
201362,3704.43%-
201259,610--

Table 2. Commercial and Industrial Designers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of commercial and industrial designers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for commercial and industrial designers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $74,520. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $57,270).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$73,250
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,910
Manufacturing
$64,260
Educational Services
$62,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,310
Information
$60,870
Wholesale Trade
$59,870
Construction
$59,770
Retail Trade
$57,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,270

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Commercial and Industrial Designers by States

From the above tables we note that not only commercial and industrial designers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of commercial and industrial designers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,380 to $80,740. The highest paying state for commercial and industrial designers is Michigan with a median annual salary of $80,740. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,380. For more salary information of commercial and industrial designers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Michigan
$80,740
Massachusetts
$77,720
Nevada
$75,320
New Jersey
$74,140
Washington
$74,100
South Carolina
$73,940
Louisiana
$73,240
Nebraska
$72,490
Arkansas
$71,470
California
$71,060
New Hampshire
$70,910
North Carolina
$70,850
Colorado
$69,870
Alabama
$69,400
District of Columbia
$67,410
Pennsylvania
$66,030
Mississippi
$65,430
Arizona
$65,160
New York
$65,120
Rhode Island
$64,100
Idaho
$63,290
Georgia
$62,780
Illinois
$62,720
Florida
$61,990
Texas
$61,710
West Virginia
$59,510
Indiana
$59,280
Connecticut
$59,130
Maryland
$59,060
Ohio
$58,470
Minnesota
$57,590
Kentucky
$57,430
Wisconsin
$57,290
Vermont
$56,710
Oregon
$56,070
Kansas
$55,540
Hawaii
$54,930
Iowa
$54,320
Maine
$54,300
Missouri
$53,090
Oklahoma
$52,330
Utah
$52,300
Virginia
$51,520
Montana
$51,010
Tennessee
$48,550
New Mexico
$46,740
South Dakota
$38,600
Puerto Rico
$35,380


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