Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
8,070 5.5 % $24.83 $51,640 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.96 $15.11 $21.92 $31.53 $43.96
Annual Wage (2) $20,720 $31,430 $45,590 $65,580 $91,440


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 980 0.03 $28.02 $58,280
Specialized Design Services 720 0.63 $22.08 $45,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 600 0.03 $32.71 $68,030
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 480 0.04 $30.56 $63,560
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 350 0.07 $27.23 $56,650

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 720 0.63 $22.08 $45,930
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 140 0.29 $21.84 $45,420
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.11 $18.93 $39,370
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 120 0.10 $23.27 $48,400
Motion Picture and Video Industries 240 0.07 $36.24 $75,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 240 0.07 $36.24 $75,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 600 0.03 $32.71 $68,030
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 100 0.01 $32.34 $67,270
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $32.05 $66,660
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 190 0.02 $31.39 $65,290


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 1,580 0.11 1.79 $27.96 $58,150
Minnesota 830 0.32 5.08 $25.05 $52,100
Illinois 740 0.13 2.10 $27.73 $57,670
New York 640 0.08 1.20 $28.46 $59,200
New Jersey 420 0.11 1.78 $24.67 $51,300




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)
Minnesota 830 0.32 5.08 $25.05 $52,100
New Hampshire 110 0.18 2.81 $19.60 $40,760
Hawaii 80 0.14 2.25 $23.52 $48,920
Illinois 740 0.13 2.10 $27.73 $57,670
Wisconsin 320 0.12 1.91 $19.61 $40,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 50 0.05 0.76 $34.70 $72,180
North Carolina 170 0.04 0.69 $32.54 $67,670
Arizona 270 0.11 1.79 $30.76 $63,980
Connecticut 130 0.08 1.24 $29.38 $61,100
Pennsylvania 100 0.02 0.30 $29.12 $60,570





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 790 0.16 2.46 $28.61 $59,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 770 0.45 7.15 $25.44 $52,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.20 3.12 $25.58 $53,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 2.52 $27.80 $57,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 240 0.14 2.21 $31.70 $65,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 3.47 $29.52 $61,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.86 $30.01 $62,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 1.27 $24.37 $50,700
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 100 0.10 1.66 $18.86 $39,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 1.34 $31.22 $64,940




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 50 0.53 8.47 $21.94 $45,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 770 0.45 7.15 $25.44 $52,920
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 30 0.36 5.66 $15.53 $32,300
Green Bay, WI 40 0.26 4.07 $26.42 $54,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 3.47 $29.52 $61,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.20 3.12 $25.58 $53,210
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 70 0.20 3.14 $30.51 $63,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.16 2.46 $28.61 $59,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 2.52 $27.80 $57,830
Honolulu, HI 60 0.15 2.39 $23.09 $48,020




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-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.14 2.28 $41.83 $87,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.28 $40.64 $84,540
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 2.12 $34.97 $72,740
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.06 0.91 $32.58 $67,760
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 1.19 $31.76 $66,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 240 0.14 2.21 $31.70 $65,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.54 $65,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 1.34 $31.22 $64,940
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 0.70 $30.92 $64,310
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 70 0.20 3.14 $30.51 $63,460

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 3.95 $15.35 $31,920

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 3.95 $15.35 $31,920

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 3.95 $15.35 $31,920


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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