Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
10,680 7.4 % $ 34.30 $ 71,340 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Designers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.68 $ 21.74 $ 30.65 $ 40.88 $ 58.19
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,530 $ 45,220 $ 63,750 $ 85,030 $ 121,030


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,250 0.08 $ 37.61 $ 78,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,160 0.05 $ 37.64 $ 78,300
Employment Services 640 0.02 $ 41.24 $ 85,780
Specialized Design Services 410 0.30 $ 35.35 $ 73,520
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.08 $ 51.71 $ 107,550

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 410 0.30 $ 35.35 $ 73,520
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.12 $ 26.91 $ 55,970
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.09 $ 24.43 $ 50,800
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.08 $ 51.71 $ 107,550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,250 0.08 $ 37.61 $ 78,230

Top paying industries for Designers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $ 56.10 $ 116,690
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.08 $ 51.71 $ 107,550
Software Publishers 60 0.01 $ 44.03 $ 91,580
Building Finishing Contractors 110 0.01 $ 43.69 $ 90,870
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 (7) $ 42.77 $ 88,970


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.





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 2,240 0.14 1.77 $ 44.77 $ 93,120
Georgia 1,970 0.46 5.97 $ 28.19 $ 58,640
Louisiana 900 0.50 6.52 $ 39.10 $ 81,340
New York 740 0.09 1.11 $ 35.01 $ 72,810
Washington 510 0.16 2.09 $ 33.70 $ 70,100




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 900 0.50 6.52 $ 39.10 $ 81,340
Georgia 1,970 0.46 5.97 $ 28.19 $ 58,640
Tennessee 510 0.18 2.29 $ 37.94 $ 78,920
Washington 510 0.16 2.09 $ 33.70 $ 70,100
District of Columbia 100 0.15 1.97 $ 33.30 $ 69,260




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 2,240 0.14 1.77 $ 44.77 $ 93,120
Massachusetts 90 0.03 0.34 $ 39.42 $ 81,990
Louisiana 900 0.50 6.52 $ 39.10 $ 81,340
Tennessee 510 0.18 2.29 $ 37.94 $ 78,920
Rhode Island 50 0.10 1.35 $ 37.54 $ 78,080





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,600 0.61 7.89 $ 27.39 $ 56,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,150 0.20 2.57 $ 48.43 $ 100,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 910 0.10 1.34 $ 34.42 $ 71,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.16 2.07 $ 43.66 $ 90,810
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.37 4.79 $ 44.97 $ 93,530
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.65 8.45 $ 36.87 $ 76,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 1.62 $ 36.30 $ 75,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 220 0.07 0.93 $ 35.62 $ 74,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 1.99 $ 35.68 $ 74,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 160 0.04 0.57 $ 28.71 $ 59,720




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)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.65 8.45 $ 36.87 $ 76,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,600 0.61 7.89 $ 27.39 $ 56,960
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.37 4.79 $ 44.97 $ 93,530
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.25 3.22 $ 40.92 $ 85,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,150 0.20 2.57 $ 48.43 $ 100,740
Lafayette, LA 40 0.19 2.52 $ 29.88 $ 62,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.16 2.07 $ 43.66 $ 90,810
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 1.99 $ 35.68 $ 74,220
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 1.83 $ 27.81 $ 57,840
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.14 1.76 $ 27.64 $ 57,500




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)
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 55.62 $ 115,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,150 0.20 2.57 $ 48.43 $ 100,740
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.37 4.79 $ 44.97 $ 93,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.16 2.07 $ 43.66 $ 90,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.12 1.50 $ 43.46 $ 90,400
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $ 43.08 $ 89,600
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.13 1.64 $ 42.14 $ 87,640
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.25 3.22 $ 40.92 $ 85,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 150 0.10 1.36 $ 40.81 $ 84,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 39.36 $ 81,860

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.45 $ 28.88 $ 60,080

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.45 $ 28.88 $ 60,080

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.45 $ 28.88 $ 60,080


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021