Highest Paying Industries for Designers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Support Activities for Mining41.8387000
Mining39.9883160
Footwear Manufacturing39.2981710
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences36.6876300
Federal government, including the US Postal Service36.5375980
Federal Executive Branch36.5275970
Scientific Research and Development Services35.6274090
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing35.674050
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing34.9172600
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing34.8772530
Apparel Manufacturing34.6772110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing34.6472050
Natural Gas Distribution33.8870470
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing33.8470400
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing33.569680
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.1168860
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations33.0568750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing32.2967150
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing31.7265970
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers31.4565420
Forging and Stamping31.2865060
Engineering Services31.2565000
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage30.864060
Motion Picture and Video Industries30.763860
Other Information Services30.5463520
Federal, State, and Local Government30.5363490
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.5363490
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries30.563440
Testing Laboratories30.4363300
Communications Equipment Manufacturing30.4163260
Other Telecommunications30.3763160
Investigation and Security Services30.3663150
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing30.2762960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing30.1562710
Activities Related to Real Estate30.0162430
Household Appliance Manufacturing29.9262240
Security Systems Services29.7261820
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services29.5961560
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing29.5661480
Ship and Boat Building29.4761300
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing29.3461020
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing29.3260990
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities29.1960720
Software Publishers29.1860690
Computer Systems Design and Related Services28.8760050
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing28.8760040
Depository Credit Intermediation28.7459770
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing28.6559580
Machinery Manufacturing28.6159500
Utilities28.4759220
Management of Companies and Enterprises28.4759210
Other Financial Investment Activities28.3859030
Telecommunications28.2558760
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.1158470
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing28.0558340
Wired Telecommunications Carriers2858230
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned27.9358090
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing27.8857990
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing27.8757980
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing27.8857980
Rubber Product Manufacturing27.7957810
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank27.7157650
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors27.757620
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers27.6857560
Facilities Support Services27.6757550
Cable and Other Subscription Programming27.6657540
Insurance Carriers27.6357470
Finance and Insurance27.6357460
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing27.6157430
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing27.5657330
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)27.5257250
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities27.5257250
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities27.3556880
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages27.3356840
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities27.1656500
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.0356210
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing27.0156180
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing2756160
Employment Services2756160
Offices of Physicians26.9956140
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing26.9856120
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing26.9256000
Plastics Product Manufacturing26.9155970
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing26.9155970
Social Advocacy Organizations26.9155970
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities26.8955940
Other Insurance Related Activities26.8955920
Specialized Design Services26.8155760
Building Equipment Contractors26.7655660
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations26.7555630
Apparel Knitting Mills26.6755470
Chemical Manufacturing26.6255360
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing26.5855280
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing26.5755260
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing26.5355170
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing26.3754850
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers26.3554810
Residential Building Construction26.3454790
Fabric Mills26.2854670
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing26.2854650
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing26.2754650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services26.2754650
Construction of Buildings26.2654630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.2454590
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing26.1954470
Grantmaking and Giving Services26.1454370
Paper Manufacturing26.0954270
Textile Furnishings Mills26.0354150
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution25.9754020
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing25.9653990
Television Broadcasting25.9453950
Broadcasting (except Internet)25.9353940
Nonresidential Building Construction25.9253920
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services25.9253920
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly25.9253920
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors25.9253900
Real Estate25.8253710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services25.7953650
Air Transportation25.7553570
Scheduled Air Transportation25.7553570
Radio and Television Broadcasting25.6553360
Local government, including schools and hospitals25.5953230
Hospitals, Privately owned25.5853220
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing25.4752990
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing25.4752990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned25.4352890
Construction25.3952810
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations25.3752770
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing25.3752760
Junior colleges, Local government owned25.3452710
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned25.2952590
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)25.2652540
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.2652530
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing25.2252460
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services25.1952390
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned25.1752350
Educational Support Services, Privately owned25.1652330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.152210
Educational Services, Local government owned25.0852170
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers25.0452090
Textile Mills2552010
Legal Services24.9751940
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing24.9651920
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services24.9551900
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)24.9151800
Information24.8951780
Nondepository Credit Intermediation24.8551680
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods24.7551480
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned24.7351450
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.7251420
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)24.751370
Sound Recording Industries24.6951360
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing24.6551280
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation24.5951160
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers24.5651090
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing24.4950940
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)24.4950930
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers24.4850910
Outpatient Care Centers24.4450830
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.4250790
Animal Food Manufacturing24.4150780
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.4150770
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing24.3750690
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities24.3550640
Educational Services, Privately owned24.2750470
Ambulatory Health Care Services24.2150350
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.1850290
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation24.1650240
Hospitals, State government owned24.1550230
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers24.1350180
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing24.1150140
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills24.0450000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned24.0450000
Manufacturing24.0149940
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers23.9749860
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses23.9549820
Nonstore Retailers23.8649630
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing23.8449590
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers23.849510
Machine Shops23.6149110
Support Activities for Transportation23.5749030
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing23.5548990
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.5448950
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.4848840
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)23.4848840
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing23.4748820
Primary Metal Manufacturing23.4648790
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing23.4348740
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills23.3648590
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing23.3348520
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing23.348460
Specialty Trade Contractors23.2748400
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing23.2248300
Hospitals, Local government owned23.1948220
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing23.1348110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.1348110
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers23.148040
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing23.0848010
Spectator Sports23.0848000
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.0747980
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers23.0347900
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services22.9947820
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.9747780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned22.9747780
Civic and Social Organizations22.8247460
Other Wood Product Manufacturing22.847420
Wood Product Manufacturing22.7847380
Travel Agencies22.7847380
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing22.7447310
Support Activities for Air Transportation22.6747150
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned22.6647120
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries22.6247040
Building Finishing Contractors22.5546910
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions22.5546900
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media22.4546700
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers22.4546700
State government, including schools and hospitals22.4246640
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers22.3746530
Photographic Services22.3646500
Lessors of Real Estate22.3246430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.3246420
All industries22.2946370
Publishing Industries (except Internet)22.2746320
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors22.2246210
All industries, private ownership only22.1946160
Direct Selling Establishments22.1546070
Textile Product Mills22.0845930
Radio Broadcasting22.0445850
Performing Arts Companies22.0445840
Miscellaneous Manufacturing22.0245800
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance21.9145570
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair21.8245390
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned21.7845310
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers21.7845300
Educational Services, State government owned21.7545240
Casino Hotels21.7245170
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events21.6745070
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters21.6545030
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing21.644920
Repair and Maintenance21.644920
Other Building Equipment Contractors21.5844890
Amusement Parks and Arcades21.5144750
Religious Organizations21.544720
Junior colleges, State government owned21.3244350
Other Food Manufacturing21.344300
Transportation and Warehousing21.2944280
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services21.2244130
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores21.1744030
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)21.1644020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors21.0943860
Business Support Services21.0743820
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services21.0643810
Administrative and Support Services21.0543790
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned21.0543790
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries21.0543790
Furniture Stores21.0443770
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers20.9843640
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores20.9543570
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned20.943460
Telephone Call Centers20.8843420
Rental and Leasing Services20.8543370
Wholesale Trade20.8343330
Accommodation20.7943250
Home Furnishings Stores20.6642960
Traveler Accommodation20.6342920
Automotive Repair and Maintenance20.5442730
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods20.5342700
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)20.542650
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing20.542640
Warehousing and Storage20.4642560
Other Textile Product Mills20.4242480
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing20.2242060
Automobile Dealers20.1741950
Gambling Industries20.1441880
Vocational Rehabilitation Services20.0141620
Consumer Goods Rental19.9341460
Food Manufacturing19.8241230
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers19.841190
Dairy Product Manufacturing19.7941150
Printing and Related Support Activities19.7541080
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing19.7441070
Accommodation and Food Services19.6740910
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers19.6440860
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries19.340140
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers19.1939920
Newspaper Publishers19.1539840
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers18.7138930
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers18.6738830
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.538490
Shoe Stores18.3638180
Electronics and Appliance Stores18.1737800
Other Personal Services18.1237680
Home Health Care Services17.9137250
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities17.8237070
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers17.6636740
Health and Personal Care Stores17.6636730
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.1635680
Restaurants and Other Eating Places17.0335430
Food Services and Drinking Places16.6134550
Sporting Goods Stores16.5334380
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)16.4334170
Personal and Laundry Services16.3534010
Gasoline Stations16.3333960
Social Assistance16.2733850
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores16.2633820
Book Stores and News Dealers16.1233530
Other General Merchandise Stores15.9533190
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing15.9433160
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing15.9133090
Beverage Manufacturing15.8332920
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers15.7132680
Special Food Services15.6832620
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers15.5932420
Full-Service Restaurants15.4632160
Retail Trade15.0131220
Pharmacies and Drug Stores14.9631120
Services to Buildings and Dwellings14.8930980
Individual and Family Services14.8830940
Truck Transportation14.7230630
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores14.7230620
Landscaping Services14.6530480
Used Merchandise Stores14.5430230
Clothing Stores14.5230190
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores14.4630080
Specialized Freight Trucking14.4530060
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers14.3829910
Building Material and Supplies Dealers14.229530
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores14.1729470
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers14.1729460
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores14.0529230
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores13.9729060
Specialty Food Stores13.9529020
Food and Beverage Stores13.8428790
Grocery Stores13.8228740
General Merchandise Stores13.5328150
Personal Care Services13.3527770
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.2627580
Department Stores13.1527350
Death Care Services12.9526940
Florists12.5926180
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores11.7924520

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