Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
8,450 5.1 % $32.99 $68,610 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.48 $18.99 $29.12 $42.02 $59.14
Annual Wage (2) $25,960 $39,500 $60,570 $87,400 $123,020


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 800 0.06 $47.16 $98,090
Specialized Design Services 790 0.55 $26.56 $55,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 690 0.03 $33.41 $69,500
Motion Picture and Video Industries 670 0.16 $41.55 $86,420
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 280 0.02 $34.14 $71,010

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 790 0.55 $26.56 $55,240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 100 0.19 $20.21 $42,040
Motion Picture and Video Industries 670 0.16 $41.55 $86,420
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.08 $23.10 $48,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 800 0.06 $47.16 $98,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 150 0.01 $49.95 $103,900
Software Publishers (8) (8) $47.83 $99,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 800 0.06 $47.16 $98,090
Motion Picture and Video Industries 670 0.16 $41.55 $86,420
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (8) (8) $39.55 $82,260


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 2,190 0.13 2.20 $40.98 $85,240
Florida 600 0.07 1.20 $21.22 $44,130
New York 590 0.06 1.08 $31.67 $65,870
Georgia 510 0.12 2.00 $32.64 $67,890
Tennessee 420 0.14 2.45 $36.45 $75,820




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)
Louisiana 410 0.21 3.66 $42.82 $89,070
Tennessee 420 0.14 2.45 $36.45 $75,820
Rhode Island 60 0.13 2.16 $28.20 $58,660
California 2,190 0.13 2.20 $40.98 $85,240
Georgia 510 0.12 2.00 $32.64 $67,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 410 0.21 3.66 $42.82 $89,070
California 2,190 0.13 2.20 $40.98 $85,240
Tennessee 420 0.14 2.45 $36.45 $75,820
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.66 $34.56 $71,880
Maryland 190 0.07 1.24 $34.45 $71,650





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-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.21 3.52 $40.13 $83,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 660 0.07 1.18 $31.61 $65,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.14 2.39 $42.04 $87,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.05 0.88 $35.62 $74,090
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 1.76 $32.61 $67,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 2.04 $35.02 $72,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 0.96 $32.84 $68,300
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 170 0.31 5.32 $37.53 $78,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 2.59 $45.25 $94,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 160 0.06 1.09 $20.74 $43,130




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)
Monroe, LA 30 0.42 7.18 $24.24 $50,430
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 170 0.31 5.32 $37.53 $78,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.21 3.52 $40.13 $83,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 2.59 $45.25 $94,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.14 2.39 $42.04 $87,450
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.13 2.29 $18.55 $38,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 2.00 $27.59 $57,380
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 2.04 $35.02 $72,840
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 1.90 $27.79 $57,810
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 1.76 $32.61 $67,830




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)
Knoxville, TN 30 0.08 1.38 $53.27 $110,800
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $50.71 $105,480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 0.10 1.72 $48.02 $99,890
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 1.43 $45.99 $95,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 2.59 $45.25 $94,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.14 2.39 $42.04 $87,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.21 3.52 $40.13 $83,480
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 170 0.31 5.32 $37.53 $78,060
Columbus, GA-AL (8) (8) (8) $36.61 $76,140
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.08 1.44 $36.26 $75,420

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 1.01 17.29 $15.14 $31,480

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 1.01 17.29 $15.14 $31,480

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 1.01 17.29 $15.14 $31,480
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.55 $24,030


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019