Specialized design services

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Workforce
144k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
0.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$57,334
Average Male Salary
$70,596
Average Female Salary
$47,141

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The top three occupations in the Specialized design services Industry Group are Graphic designers, Other designers, Interior designers, Other managers, and Artists & related workers. On average, full-time employees in the Specialized design services Industry Group work 43.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $66,207. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22 hours and earn an average annual salary of $26,534.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Specialized design services Industry Group are Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY, Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, and West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Specialized design services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Specialized design services Industry Group. Graphic designers are the most common position, but the Specialized design services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Interior designers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Specialized design services goes to Web developers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

144k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 278k
3.74%
1 Year Growth
± 6.4%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 144k people employed in the Specialized design services Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Specialized design services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 3.74%, , from 268k people in 2017 to 278k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Specialized design services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Graphic designers represent the largest share of positions held in Specialized design services at 19.8%, followed by Other designers with 18.8% and Interior designers with 15.3%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Specialized design services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Graphic designers, Other designers, Interior designers, Other managers, and Artists & related workers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Specialized design services employs an unusually high number of Interior designers, Graphic designers, and Fashion designers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Specialized design services, by average wage, are Web developers, Computer & information systems managers, and Human resources workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$57,334
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,707

On average, employees in the Specialized design services Industry Group make $57,334 per year. This number makes Specialized design services the 104 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Specialized design services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.443
WAGE GINI

Specialized design services has a wage GINI of 0.443, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Specialized design services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Specialized design services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Specialized design services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Specialized design services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Specialized design services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $70,596 and $47,141. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

157k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±9.73k
121k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.53k

56.5% of workers in the Specialized design services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Specialized design services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$70,596
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$5,047
$47,141
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,639

On average, Male workers in the Specialized design services Industry Group make 1.5 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Specialized design services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Specialized design services Industry Group earn 1.2 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Specialized design services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Specialized design services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Specialized design services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Specialized design services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Specialized design services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Specialized design services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Specialized design services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Specialized design services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Specialized design services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Specialized design services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the specialized design services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The specialized design services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.4%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

0.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the specialized design services industry.

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Output Growth

2.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the specialized design services industry.

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