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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of commercial and industrial designers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
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|
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |