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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,430
25th Percentile Wage
$49,400
50th Percentile Wage
$65,970
75th Percentile Wage
$87,410
90th Percentile Wage
$106,950

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 $106,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,430. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 193% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$65,970
-2.76% 9.64%
2016
$67,790
0.97% -
2015
$67,130
3.74% -
2014
$64,620
3.48% -
2013
$62,370
4.43% -
2012
$59,610
- -

Table 2. Commercial and Industrial Designers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of commercial and industrial designers in 16 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 mining sector with an annual salary $95,340. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $55,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$95,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,560
Finance and Insurance
$72,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$72,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$71,810
Utilities
$67,560
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,000
Educational Services
$65,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,910
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$64,260
Wholesale Trade
$62,320
Construction
$62,210
Manufacturing
$62,050
Information
$58,400
Retail Trade
$55,080

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 $90,460. The highest paying state for commercial and industrial designers is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $90,460. 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
Arkansas
$90,460
Washington
$81,450
Nevada
$79,660
Michigan
$78,250
Oregon
$76,650
New Jersey
$74,140
South Carolina
$73,940
Rhode Island
$72,710
West Virginia
$71,660
Massachusetts
$71,130
Idaho
$71,090
North Carolina
$70,980
Louisiana
$69,000
California
$68,700
New Hampshire
$68,640
Nebraska
$68,210
New York
$67,760
Pennsylvania
$67,430
District of Columbia
$67,410
Alabama
$66,070
Arizona
$65,510
Vermont
$65,390
Texas
$64,540
Hawaii
$64,050
Maine
$62,200
Illinois
$61,940
Minnesota
$61,580
Indiana
$61,370
Mississippi
$60,840
Maryland
$60,080
Connecticut
$59,880
Kentucky
$59,720
Ohio
$59,560
Oklahoma
$58,420
Florida
$58,410
Georgia
$58,310
New Mexico
$58,200
Kansas
$57,810
Virginia
$56,920
Wisconsin
$55,910
Colorado
$55,020
Iowa
$54,810
Missouri
$53,650
Montana
$52,820
Utah
$52,300
Tennessee
$48,580
North Dakota
$44,280
South Dakota
$41,310
Puerto Rico
$35,380



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