Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
6,590 5.2 % $29.92 $62,220 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.37 $17.17 $25.62 $37.47 $52.70
Annual Wage (2) $23,650 $35,710 $53,280 $77,940 $109,610


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 800 0.20 $43.44 $90,350
Employment Services 500 0.01 $30.80 $64,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 430 0.02 $29.84 $62,060
Specialized Design Services 370 0.28 $31.72 $65,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 270 0.02 $28.24 $58,740

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 370 0.28 $31.72 $65,970
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 120 0.22 $22.48 $46,760
Motion Picture and Video Industries 800 0.20 $43.44 $90,350
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.09 $21.71 $45,160
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.08 $22.13 $46,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 150 0.05 $46.94 $97,630
Motion Picture and Video Industries 800 0.20 $43.44 $90,350
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 100 0.01 $39.07 $81,260
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $37.24 $77,460
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.07 $35.36 $73,550


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 1,530 0.10 2.07 $39.23 $81,600
Illinois 530 0.09 1.89 $31.81 $66,160
New York 460 0.05 1.08 $31.21 $64,910
Texas 360 0.03 0.65 $26.14 $54,370
Minnesota 340 0.12 2.55 $24.74 $51,460




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 340 0.12 2.55 $24.74 $51,460
Montana 50 0.11 2.25 $15.85 $32,980
California 1,530 0.10 2.07 $39.23 $81,600
Maryland 240 0.09 1.92 $25.27 $52,560
Illinois 530 0.09 1.89 $31.81 $66,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,530 0.10 2.07 $39.23 $81,600
Massachusetts 90 0.03 0.56 $37.94 $78,920
Georgia 230 0.06 1.19 $37.80 $78,610
New Hampshire 40 0.06 1.32 $36.82 $76,580
District of Columbia 50 0.08 1.60 $36.20 $75,290





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 1,010 0.25 5.15 $40.06 $83,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 2.54 $33.78 $70,270
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.05 1.00 $34.97 $72,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 2.58 $27.74 $57,700
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 2.55 $41.74 $86,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.07 1.53 $22.36 $46,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 140 0.10 2.16 $29.41 $61,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.79 $34.94 $72,680
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 2.12 $24.96 $51,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 2.30 $28.57 $59,410




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 1,010 0.25 5.15 $40.06 $83,330
Boulder, CO 40 0.25 5.24 $25.87 $53,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 2.58 $27.74 $57,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 2.54 $33.78 $70,270
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 2.55 $41.74 $86,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 2.30 $28.57 $59,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.11 2.36 $26.77 $55,690
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.10 2.14 $24.93 $51,850
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 2.12 $24.96 $51,920
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 140 0.10 2.16 $29.41 $61,170




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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 2.55 $41.74 $86,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $41.05 $85,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.25 5.15 $40.06 $83,330
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.14 $81,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.71 $37.87 $78,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.05 1.00 $34.97 $72,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.79 $34.94 $72,680
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 1.08 $34.54 $71,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 2.54 $33.78 $70,270
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 30 0.02 0.48 $31.50 $65,530

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.64 $20.78 $43,220

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.64 $20.78 $43,220

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.64 $20.78 $43,220
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.31 $40,170


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016