Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
8,560 4.7 % $24.25 $50,440 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.25 $14.96 $21.70 $31.00 $41.20
Annual Wage (2) $21,310 $31,120 $45,130 $64,480 $85,700


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)
Employment Services 820 0.03 $27.76 $57,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 720 0.04 $31.40 $65,320
Specialized Design Services 650 0.57 $21.73 $45,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 620 0.05 $30.03 $62,460
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 350 0.07 $26.23 $54,550

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 650 0.57 $21.73 $45,190
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 160 0.35 $22.82 $47,460
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.10 (8) (8)
Florists 70 0.10 $13.25 $27,550
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 180 0.08 $19.59 $40,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $34.55 $71,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 720 0.04 $31.40 $65,320
Software Publishers 90 0.04 $31.37 $65,240
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 620 0.05 $30.03 $62,460
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 220 0.05 $29.72 $61,820


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 1,290 0.09 1.37 $27.33 $56,850
Illinois 1,060 0.19 2.85 $27.81 $57,840
New Jersey 670 0.18 2.64 $22.97 $47,770
New York 510 0.06 0.91 $28.81 $59,920
Minnesota 490 0.19 2.85 $25.17 $52,350




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 Hampshire 130 0.21 3.15 $17.52 $36,440
Minnesota 490 0.19 2.85 $25.17 $52,350
Illinois 1,060 0.19 2.85 $27.81 $57,840
Idaho 110 0.18 2.70 $17.89 $37,200
New Jersey 670 0.18 2.64 $22.97 $47,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 210 0.06 0.83 $31.63 $65,790
Arizona 220 0.09 1.40 $30.95 $64,380
New York 510 0.06 0.91 $28.81 $59,920
Illinois 1,060 0.19 2.85 $27.81 $57,840
California 1,290 0.09 1.37 $27.33 $56,850

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.16 2.39 $26.36 $54,840
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 630 0.18 2.63 $29.26 $60,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.27 3.93 $25.77 $53,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 1.63 $26.10 $54,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.28 4.10 $27.25 $56,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.75 $23.50 $48,890
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 160 0.43 6.31 $26.86 $55,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.01 $18.26 $37,980
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 2.20 $24.42 $50,790
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 2.26 $21.05 $43,770




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 60 0.58 8.67 $24.00 $49,920
Peoria, IL 90 0.54 7.94 $19.59 $40,740
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 160 0.43 6.31 $26.86 $55,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.28 4.10 $27.25 $56,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.27 3.93 $25.77 $53,600
Green Bay, WI 40 0.24 3.61 $30.52 $63,490
Durham, NC 50 0.19 2.84 $37.19 $77,360
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.19 2.79 $30.66 $63,770
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 630 0.18 2.63 $29.26 $60,860
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.17 2.51 $28.31 $58,880




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)
Durham, NC 50 0.19 2.84 $37.19 $77,360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.38 $37.11 $77,190
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $34.05 $70,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $32.49 $67,590
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 0.85 $31.70 $65,930
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.71 $63,870
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.19 2.79 $30.66 $63,770
Green Bay, WI 40 0.24 3.61 $30.52 $63,490
Raleigh-Cary, NC 30 0.07 1.05 $29.34 $61,020
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.42 $29.32 $60,990


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011