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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

27-1029 Designers, All Other

All designers not listed separately.


National estimates for Designers, All Other
Industry profile for Designers, All Other
Geographic profile for Designers, All Other

National estimates for Designers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Designers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,190 5.8 % $ 35.33 $ 73,480 4.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Designers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.54 $ 21.43 $ 29.96 $ 47.13 $ 62.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,230 $ 44,580 $ 62,310 $ 98,030 $ 129,990


Industry profile for Designers, All Other:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Designers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 940 0.04 $ 41.53 $ 86,370
Employment Services 860 0.02 $ 50.23 $ 104,480
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 750 0.05 $ 40.00 $ 83,190
Specialized Design Services 610 0.45 $ 44.53 $ 92,630
Residential Building Construction 450 0.05 $ 29.15 $ 60,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Designers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 610 0.45 $ 44.53 $ 92,630
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.25 (8) (8)
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.20 $ 44.92 $ 93,440
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 160 0.19 $ 24.56 $ 51,090
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 260 0.10 $ 23.20 $ 48,250

Top paying industries for Designers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 60 0.01 $ 69.68 $ 144,940
Other Information Services 300 0.08 $ 62.16 $ 129,290
Employment Services 860 0.02 $ 50.23 $ 104,480
Software Publishers 70 0.01 $ 49.61 $ 103,200
Radio and Television Broadcasting 100 0.05 $ 49.41 $ 102,770


Geographic profile for Designers, All Other:

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



Map of employment of designers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Designers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,140 0.13 1.79 $ 50.45 $ 104,940
New York 1,100 0.13 1.75 $ 44.76 $ 93,100
Georgia 880 0.20 2.78 $ 30.80 $ 64,070
Louisiana 730 0.41 5.62 $ 37.36 $ 77,700
New Jersey 560 0.15 2.02 $ 25.39 $ 52,800


Map of location quotient of designers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Designers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 730 0.41 5.62 $ 37.36 $ 77,700
Georgia 880 0.20 2.78 $ 30.80 $ 64,070
Nebraska 190 0.19 2.69 $ 18.56 $ 38,610
Minnesota 450 0.17 2.29 $ 29.19 $ 60,710
Washington 520 0.16 2.23 $ 39.91 $ 83,020


Map of annual mean wages of designers, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Designers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,140 0.13 1.79 $ 50.45 $ 104,940
New York 1,100 0.13 1.75 $ 44.76 $ 93,100
Rhode Island 30 0.07 1.04 $ 41.58 $ 86,490
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 41.31 $ 85,920
Wisconsin 30 0.01 0.15 $ 40.56 $ 84,360



Map of employment of designers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Designers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,340 0.15 2.14 $ 40.42 $ 84,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 810 0.14 1.96 $ 53.45 $ 111,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 610 0.24 3.27 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 430 0.19 2.64 $ 47.96 $ 99,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 380 0.20 2.73 $ 41.32 $ 85,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.19 2.67 $ 30.91 $ 64,300
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 300 0.59 8.14 $ 37.70 $ 78,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.23 3.18 $ 60.64 $ 126,140
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.66 9.14 $ 41.75 $ 86,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.27 $ 33.41 $ 69,490


Map of location quotient of designers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Designers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.66 9.14 $ 41.75 $ 86,830
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 300 0.59 8.14 $ 37.70 $ 78,410
Lafayette, LA 50 0.27 3.78 $ 29.53 $ 61,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 610 0.24 3.27 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.23 3.18 $ 60.64 $ 126,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 380 0.20 2.73 $ 41.32 $ 85,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.19 2.67 $ 30.91 $ 64,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 430 0.19 2.64 $ 47.96 $ 99,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.27 $ 33.41 $ 69,490
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.16 2.17 $ 25.71 $ 53,470


Map of annual mean wages of designers, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Designers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.23 3.18 $ 60.64 $ 126,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 810 0.14 1.96 $ 53.45 $ 111,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 430 0.19 2.64 $ 47.96 $ 99,750
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.10 1.34 $ 44.20 $ 91,930
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.12 1.63 $ 42.02 $ 87,400
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.66 9.14 $ 41.75 $ 86,830
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 380 0.20 2.73 $ 41.32 $ 85,950
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 0.94 $ 41.20 $ 85,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,340 0.15 2.14 $ 40.42 $ 84,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.02 0.24 $ 39.64 $ 82,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Designers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.70 $ 18.53 $ 38,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Designers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.70 $ 18.53 $ 38,530

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Designers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.70 $ 18.53 $ 38,530


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022