Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-1029 Designers, All Other

All designers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
7,560 5.7 % $24.56 $51,080 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.56 $14.61 $21.79 $31.73 $44.22
Annual Wage (2) $19,880 $30,400 $45,330 $65,990 $91,990


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 1,160 0.04 $28.13 $58,510
Specialized Design Services 680 0.59 $21.96 $45,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 570 0.03 $30.85 $64,170
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 340 0.07 $22.57 $46,940
Motion Picture and Video Industries 340 0.09 $36.25 $75,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 680 0.59 $21.96 $45,670
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 140 0.28 $21.00 $43,680
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.09 $21.17 $44,030
Motion Picture and Video Industries 340 0.09 $36.25 $75,400
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 290 0.07 $24.41 $50,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 340 0.09 $36.25 $75,400
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $35.17 $73,160
Software Publishers 50 0.02 $31.27 $65,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 570 0.03 $30.85 $64,170
Amusement Parks and Arcades 70 0.04 $29.91 $62,220


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,280 0.09 1.54 $27.65 $57,510
Minnesota 850 0.32 5.53 $27.30 $56,780
Illinois 770 0.14 2.35 $23.71 $49,310
New York 630 0.07 1.28 $25.97 $54,010
Texas 440 0.04 0.72 $24.15 $50,240




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 850 0.32 5.53 $27.30 $56,780
New Hampshire 90 0.14 2.44 $19.00 $39,510
Illinois 770 0.14 2.35 $23.71 $49,310
Montana 50 0.12 2.11 $16.65 $34,640
Wisconsin 260 0.10 1.69 $19.80 $41,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 180 0.05 0.79 $32.25 $67,080
Oregon 140 0.09 1.51 $28.99 $60,300
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 0.22 $28.83 $59,960
Michigan 70 0.02 0.29 $27.70 $57,610
California 1,280 0.09 1.54 $27.65 $57,510





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 810 0.46 7.96 $27.56 $57,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.20 3.44 $26.25 $54,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.14 2.36 $25.71 $53,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 2.91 $23.84 $49,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 200 0.12 2.02 $24.60 $51,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.07 1.12 $23.04 $47,930
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 140 0.13 2.30 $21.44 $44,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 130 0.05 0.87 $22.09 $45,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.53 $31.51 $65,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.89 $22.30 $46,380




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 810 0.46 7.96 $27.56 $57,330
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 30 0.39 6.64 $16.81 $34,970
Green Bay, WI 40 0.25 4.25 $27.54 $57,280
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 80 0.22 3.73 $26.11 $54,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.20 3.44 $26.25 $54,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 2.91 $23.84 $49,590
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.16 2.72 $41.13 $85,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.14 2.36 $25.71 $53,480
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.14 2.35 $35.52 $73,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 140 0.13 2.30 $21.44 $44,600




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.16 2.72 $41.13 $85,560
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.14 2.35 $35.52 $73,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.49 $69,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.35 $67,290
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 90 0.09 1.52 $32.23 $67,030
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.53 $31.51 $65,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.11 $31.39 $65,280
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.09 1.59 $29.81 $62,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.37 $27.57 $57,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 810 0.46 7.96 $27.56 $57,330


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013