Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
7,330 7.6 % $25.34 $52,700 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.15 $15.32 $22.61 $32.64 $44.92
Annual Wage (2) $21,120 $31,860 $47,020 $67,880 $93,430


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 880 0.03 $28.30 $58,860
Motion Picture and Video Industries 650 0.17 $31.34 $65,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 580 0.03 $28.01 $58,250
Specialized Design Services 570 0.47 $27.61 $57,420
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 340 0.08 $25.68 $53,400

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 570 0.47 $27.61 $57,420
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 150 0.30 $19.49 $40,540
Motion Picture and Video Industries 650 0.17 $31.34 $65,190
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 340 0.08 $25.68 $53,400
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 200 0.07 $18.82 $39,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $37.58 $78,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $33.29 $69,250
Motion Picture and Video Industries 650 0.17 $31.34 $65,190
Software Publishers 50 0.02 $31.25 $65,010
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $29.93 $62,250


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 1,550 0.11 1.90 $28.37 $59,000
Illinois 760 0.13 2.40 $25.00 $52,000
Minnesota 750 0.28 5.06 $25.70 $53,450
New York 610 0.07 1.27 $27.17 $56,520
Texas 410 0.04 0.69 $26.84 $55,830




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 750 0.28 5.06 $25.70 $53,450
Montana 60 0.14 2.62 $17.14 $35,650
Illinois 760 0.13 2.40 $25.00 $52,000
Wisconsin 290 0.11 1.97 $19.48 $40,510
New Hampshire 70 0.11 1.96 $21.27 $44,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 90 0.06 1.03 $30.76 $63,990
Georgia 100 0.03 0.46 $29.41 $61,160
Massachusetts 70 0.02 0.40 $29.26 $60,870
Ohio 190 0.04 0.67 $28.61 $59,500
California 1,550 0.11 1.90 $28.37 $59,000





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.28 5.00 $24.95 $51,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 3.02 $25.84 $53,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 1.57 $28.46 $59,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 2.58 $41.36 $86,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 1.17 $24.50 $50,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.88 $26.41 $54,930
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 120 0.12 2.09 $32.53 $67,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 110 0.06 1.11 $23.45 $48,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 110 0.04 0.71 $26.11 $54,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.22 $26.06 $54,210




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.28 5.00 $24.95 $51,890
Green Bay, WI 50 0.28 5.11 $22.97 $47,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 3.02 $25.84 $53,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 2.58 $41.36 $86,040
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 50 0.13 2.30 $22.77 $47,350
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 120 0.12 2.09 $32.53 $67,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 1.57 $28.46 $59,190
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.09 1.68 $19.15 $39,830
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.08 1.53 $32.09 $66,750
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.22 $26.06 $54,210




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 2.58 $41.36 $86,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $38.56 $80,190
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.24 $36.08 $75,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.51 $35.43 $73,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.99 $70,710
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 120 0.12 2.09 $32.53 $67,660
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.08 1.53 $32.09 $66,750
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 0.73 $31.30 $65,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 1.57 $28.46 $59,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.11 $28.42 $59,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 3.97 $16.40 $34,110

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 3.97 $16.40 $34,110

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.69 $38,870
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 3.97 $16.40 $34,110
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.09 $29,300


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014