Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
6,890 5.8 % $26.61 $55,360 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.64 $16.33 $23.71 $34.65 $46.01
Annual Wage (2) $22,140 $33,970 $49,310 $72,070 $95,700


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 840 0.02 $30.67 $63,780
Motion Picture and Video Industries 630 0.17 $29.24 $60,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $25.75 $53,560
Specialized Design Services 480 0.38 $30.28 $62,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 370 0.08 $24.22 $50,370

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 480 0.38 $30.28 $62,980
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 100 0.19 $23.37 $48,610
Motion Picture and Video Industries 630 0.17 $29.24 $60,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 370 0.08 $24.22 $50,370
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.08 $22.51 $46,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 160 0.05 $44.54 $92,640
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $37.51 $78,020
Residential Building Construction 30 0.01 $34.83 $72,450
Other Information Services 50 0.02 $32.83 $68,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $32.22 $67,010


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 1,370 0.09 1.78 $31.02 $64,520
Illinois 680 0.12 2.30 $26.54 $55,210
New York 600 0.07 1.34 $30.29 $63,000
Texas 400 0.04 0.70 $27.79 $57,800
Minnesota 380 0.14 2.70 $27.71 $57,630



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 70 0.15 3.00 $16.83 $35,020
Colorado 360 0.15 2.97 $24.91 $51,810
Minnesota 380 0.14 2.70 $27.71 $57,630
Illinois 680 0.12 2.30 $26.54 $55,210
New Hampshire 60 0.09 1.81 $25.48 $52,990



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 50 0.07 1.33 $32.13 $66,830
Massachusetts 70 0.02 0.39 $31.86 $66,260
California 1,370 0.09 1.78 $31.02 $64,520
New York 600 0.07 1.34 $30.29 $63,000
Washington 180 0.06 1.23 $29.83 $62,050




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 940 0.23 4.54 $28.58 $59,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 2.78 $28.09 $58,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.07 1.45 $31.01 $64,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.13 2.56 $29.79 $61,960
Baltimore-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.28 $28.50 $59,280
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.84 $47.25 $98,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 1.18 $24.93 $51,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 1.08 $23.53 $48,940
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 2.05 $28.86 $60,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.41 $28.78 $59,850



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 940 0.23 4.54 $28.58 $59,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 2.78 $28.09 $58,420
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.13 2.56 $29.79 $61,960
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 2.41 $32.18 $66,940
Baltimore-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.28 $28.50 $59,280
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 0.11 2.06 $32.56 $67,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 2.05 $28.86 $60,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.84 $47.25 $98,280
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 50 0.09 1.73 $25.87 $53,810
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 1.80 $24.78 $51,550



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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.84 $47.25 $98,280
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.06 $75,000
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 0.11 2.06 $32.56 $67,720
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 2.41 $32.18 $66,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.07 1.45 $31.01 $64,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 80 0.04 0.88 $29.83 $62,040
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.13 2.56 $29.79 $61,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $29.56 $61,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 0.03 0.49 $29.26 $60,870
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 2.05 $28.86 $60,020

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 4.05 $16.56 $34,450

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 4.05 $16.56 $34,450

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $38,210
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 4.05 $16.56 $34,450


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015