Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

27-1029 Designers, All Other

All designers not listed separately.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,510 5.7 % $24.24 $50,420 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.18 $13.84 $21.16 $31.50 $43.22
Annual Wage (2) $21,180 $28,780 $44,020 $65,520 $89,890


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 880 $30.57 $63,590
Specialized Design Services 840 $21.15 $43,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 790 $32.62 $67,840
Employment Services 590 $28.87 $60,050
Home Furnishings Stores 450 $14.02 $29,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) $41.01 $85,290
Software Publishers 350 $39.89 $82,970
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 160 $33.82 $70,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 790 $32.62 $67,840
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 $31.09 $64,670


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Illinois 1,520 $30.67 $63,800 0.267
Idaho 110 (8) (8) 0.178
Washington 490 $33.83 $70,360 0.175
New Jersey 620 $23.85 $49,600 0.162
Oregon 230 $22.89 $47,610 0.143

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Washington 490 $33.83 $70,360 0.175
Illinois 1,520 $30.67 $63,800 0.267
Rhode Island 50 $29.09 $60,500 0.100
Connecticut 160 $28.31 $58,880 0.097
New York 500 $27.06 $56,280 0.059


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Champaign-Urbana, IL 60 $23.83 $49,560 0.552
Peoria, IL 80 (8) (8) 0.469
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 180 $31.67 $65,870 0.463
Green Bay, WI 60 $28.55 $59,370 0.344
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 430 $35.53 $73,900 0.309

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 430 $35.53 $73,900 0.309
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) $34.96 $72,720 (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 990 $32.22 $67,030 0.270
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 120 $32.19 $66,960 0.119
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 180 $31.67 $65,870 0.463


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010