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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

27-1024 Graphic Designers

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects. Excludes “Web and Digital Interface Designers” (15-1255).


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)
215,930 0.9 % $27.17 $56,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.81 $18.75 $25.05 $33.13 $42.89
Annual Wage (2) $30,810 $39,000 $52,110 $68,920 $89,210


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)
Specialized Design Services 27,720 19.12 $28.28 $58,830
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 21,650 4.42 $28.01 $58,270
Printing and Related Support Activities 19,910 4.63 $21.87 $45,490
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 13,720 4.51 $23.45 $48,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,830 0.73 $29.64 $61,650

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 27,720 19.12 $28.28 $58,830
Printing and Related Support Activities 19,910 4.63 $21.87 $45,490
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 13,720 4.51 $23.45 $48,770
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 21,650 4.42 $28.01 $58,270
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 9,190 3.15 $21.89 $45,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,480 0.07 $40.23 $83,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 310 0.06 $39.31 $81,770
Software Publishers 2,780 0.64 $37.83 $78,690
Legal Services 420 0.04 $36.50 $75,910
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.02 $35.09 $73,000


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 29,060 1.67 1.14 $30.63 $63,710
New York 21,090 2.21 1.51 $32.15 $66,870
Texas 14,050 1.13 0.77 $25.02 $52,050
Florida 13,830 1.57 1.07 $23.97 $49,850
Illinois 11,700 1.94 1.32 $28.10 $58,450




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)
New York 21,090 2.21 1.51 $32.15 $66,870
Minnesota 5,900 2.05 1.39 $25.75 $53,560
Utah 3,010 2.00 1.36 $23.94 $49,800
District of Columbia 1,420 1.97 1.34 $38.20 $79,450
Illinois 11,700 1.94 1.32 $28.10 $58,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,420 1.97 1.34 $38.20 $79,450
Washington 5,510 1.66 1.13 $34.71 $72,200
Massachusetts 6,330 1.75 1.19 $32.77 $68,170
New York 21,090 2.21 1.51 $32.15 $66,870
California 29,060 1.67 1.14 $30.63 $63,710





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 21,840 2.26 1.54 $33.02 $68,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,440 2.15 1.47 $30.10 $62,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,950 2.13 1.45 $29.48 $61,320
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,600 1.53 1.04 $26.54 $55,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,560 2.25 1.53 $37.07 $77,110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,390 1.92 1.31 $33.87 $70,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,990 1.57 1.07 $35.89 $74,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,960 1.88 1.28 $25.47 $52,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,580 2.32 1.58 $27.12 $56,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,360 1.52 1.03 $28.51 $59,290