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Estimated employment330
Mean wage$29.14
Entry wage$19.15
10th percentile wage$17.31
50th percentile wage$28.79
90th percentile wage$42.44
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services5014.3%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing308.4%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods207.3%
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing205.9%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing3039.43
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing2035.55
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing34.21
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing2032.83
Commercial and Industrial Designers (27-1021)
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$28.79 $25.28  $3.51
2016$28.12+2.4%$24.69 +2.4%$3.43
2015$27.58+2%$24.22 +2%$3.36
2014$27.06+1.9%$23.76 +1.9%$3.30
2013$26.54+1.9%$23.31 +1.9%$3.24
2012$26.03+2%$22.85 +2%$3.17
2011$25.62+1.6%$22.50 +1.6%$3.12
2010$25.17+1.8%$22.11 +1.8%$3.07
2009$24.90+1.1%$21.87 +1.1%$3.04
2008$24.16+3.1%$21.22 +3.1%$2.95
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$28.79 $22.06  $6.73
2016$28.12+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$6.76
2015$27.58+2%$20.91 +2.1%$6.67
2014$27.06+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$6.60
2013$26.54+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$6.50
2012$26.03+2%$19.70 +1.7%$6.32
2011$25.62+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$6.23
2010$25.17+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$6.11
2009$24.90+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$6.09
2008$24.16+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$5.83

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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