Commercial and industrial designers

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2019 Workforce
14.8k
Average Age
39.6
Estimated Job Growth
−3.55%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$64,602
Average Male Salary
$70,848
Average Female Salary
$54,830

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Commercial and industrial designers are most often employed by the Specialized design services industry. The average yearly wage for Commercial and industrial designers was $64,602 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Commercial and industrial designers by wage are Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Social & community service managers, and Firstline supervisors of correctional officers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Commercial and industrial designers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Commercial and industrial designers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Commercial and industrial designers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Specialized design services is the industry that employs the most Commercial and industrial designers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Commercial and industrial designers, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Commercial and industrial designers are paid most in Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,602
AVERAGE SALARY
± $12,542

In 2019, Commercial and industrial designers earned an average of $64,602, $9,078 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Transportation, storage, & distribution managers make somewhat more than Commercial and industrial designers while Social & community service managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Commercial and industrial designers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.436
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Commercial and industrial designers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.436, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Commercial and industrial designers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Commercial and industrial designers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Commercial and industrial designers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Commercial and industrial designers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Commercial and industrial designers, by number of employees, are Specialized design services, Furniture & related product manufacturing, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

14.8k
2019 Workforce
± 2,989
−14.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 32.2%

The number of people employed as Commercial and industrial designers has been declining at a rate of −14.7%, from 17,365 people in 2018 to 14,821 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Commercial and industrial designers employed by various industries. Specialized design services employs the largest share of Commercial and industrial designers at  20%, followed by Furniture & related product manufacturing with 9.76% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 7.69%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Commercial and industrial designers in the US. The average age of male Commercial and industrial designers in the workforce is 42.4 and of female Commercial and industrial designers is 35.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Commercial and industrial designers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

9.04k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,335
5.78k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,866

61% of Commercial and industrial designers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Commercial and industrial designers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Commercial and industrial designers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.4% of Commercial and industrial designers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.1% of Commercial and industrial designers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Commercial and industrial designers.

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Age by Gender

42.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.28
35.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.52

The median age of Commercial and industrial designers is 39.6, and Male employees are generally 7.1 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Commercial and industrial designers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Commercial and industrial designers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Commercial and industrial designers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Commercial and Industrial Designers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Commercial and Industrial Designers are expected to see a growth of −3.55% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−3.55%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Commercial and Industrial Designers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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