Set and Exhibit Designers Salary Information

The salary statistics of set and exhibit designers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of set and exhibit designers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The set and exhibit 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. Set and Exhibit Designers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,010
25th Percentile Wage
$39,710
50th Percentile Wage
$53,090
75th Percentile Wage
$74,480
90th Percentile Wage
$98,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for set and exhibit designers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) set and exhibit designers is $98,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,010. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 239% 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 set and exhibit designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,090
3.96% 5.26%
2016
$50,990
2.86% -
2015
$49,530
-0.57% -
2014
$49,810
-0.38% -
2013
$50,000
-0.60% -
2012
$50,300
- -

Table 2. Set and Exhibit Designers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of set and exhibit designers in 12 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 set and exhibit designers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $62,340. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $45,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$62,340
Construction
$57,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,720
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,550
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,750
Wholesale Trade
$50,160
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$49,900
Manufacturing
$49,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,730
Educational Services
$45,240
Retail Trade
$45,080

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Set and Exhibit Designers by States

From the above tables we note that not only set and exhibit 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 set and exhibit designers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,780 to $73,730. The highest paying state for set and exhibit designers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $73,730. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $28,780. For more salary information of set and exhibit designers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$73,730
Connecticut
$73,130
Oregon
$69,790
New York
$69,770
Georgia
$57,600
New Jersey
$54,240
Kentucky
$53,590
California
$53,380
Washington
$53,280
Massachusetts
$53,230
Tennessee
$52,690
Illinois
$51,220
Utah
$51,110
Maryland
$50,060
New Mexico
$49,660
Texas
$47,790
Missouri
$47,730
Minnesota
$47,280
Alabama
$47,120
Wisconsin
$46,820
Pennsylvania
$46,350
Michigan
$46,200
Hawaii
$46,000
Iowa
$45,980
Vermont
$45,290
Florida
$44,600
Ohio
$44,420
North Carolina
$44,250
Indiana
$43,320
Colorado
$42,040
Virginia
$41,460
Nevada
$40,150
Nebraska
$38,540
Oklahoma
$38,000
Louisiana
$36,990
South Carolina
$35,250
Arizona
$31,740
Kansas
$31,220
Arkansas
$28,780



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