Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
7,230 4.7 % $30.42 $63,270 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.51 $16.27 $25.66 $38.90 $55.89
Annual Wage (2) $21,860 $33,850 $53,380 $80,910 $116,250


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)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 960 0.23 $45.01 $93,620
Specialized Design Services 780 0.57 $22.10 $45,970
Employment Services 450 0.01 $34.10 $70,920
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 310 0.02 $31.16 $64,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises 290 0.01 $34.07 $70,860

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 780 0.57 $22.10 $45,970
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 160 0.30 $20.26 $42,140
Motion Picture and Video Industries 960 0.23 $45.01 $93,620
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.09 $35.02 $72,850
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 60 0.08 $22.53 $46,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 220 0.06 $48.27 $100,400
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 150 0.01 $45.67 $94,990
Motion Picture and Video Industries 960 0.23 $45.01 $93,620
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $38.29 $79,650
Other Information Services 50 0.02 $35.47 $73,780


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 1,880 0.12 2.29 $40.90 $85,080
Illinois 480 0.08 1.58 $34.37 $71,480
Florida 440 0.05 1.03 $19.10 $39,740
New York 350 0.04 0.76 $33.80 $70,300
Texas 300 0.03 0.50 $23.13 $48,110




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)
Montana 80 0.17 3.39 $15.30 $31,820
California 1,880 0.12 2.29 $40.90 $85,080
Maryland 290 0.11 2.13 $28.20 $58,660
Colorado 240 0.10 1.88 $26.09 $54,270
Minnesota 260 0.09 1.81 $25.96 $54,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $41.79 $86,930
California 1,880 0.12 2.29 $40.90 $85,080
Nevada 50 0.04 0.74 $37.56 $78,130
Washington 230 0.08 1.47 $37.49 $77,980
Massachusetts 90 0.03 0.50 $37.33 $77,650





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 1,270 0.30 5.84 $43.14 $89,730
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 2.03 $37.72 $78,450
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.05 0.93 $34.34 $71,420
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 2.22 $34.95 $72,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 1.80 $29.58 $61,530
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 170 0.13 2.50 $31.22 $64,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.27 $23.06 $47,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 2.50 $28.14 $58,530
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 1.83 $26.27 $54,640
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 2.43 $45.79 $95,240




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 1,270 0.30 5.84 $43.14 $89,730
Boulder, CO 40 0.23 4.54 $26.05 $54,170
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 2.43 $45.79 $95,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 2.50 $28.14 $58,530
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 170 0.13 2.50 $31.22 $64,940
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 2.14 $26.85 $55,840
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 2.22 $34.95 $72,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 2.03 $37.72 $78,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 1.80 $29.58 $61,530
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 30 0.09 1.70 $28.97 $60,260




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 2.43 $45.79 $95,240
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 0.73 $43.23 $89,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.30 5.84 $43.14 $89,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.34 $38.35 $79,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 0.87 $38.29 $79,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 2.03 $37.72 $78,450
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.76 $37.02 $76,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.81 $36.98 $76,920
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 2.22 $34.95 $72,690
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.05 0.93 $34.34 $71,420

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 4.59 $16.99 $35,350
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 4.68 $18.61 $38,710

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 4.68 $18.61 $38,710
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 4.59 $16.99 $35,350

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 4.68 $18.61 $38,710
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 4.59 $16.99 $35,350
West Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.85 $26,720


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017