Salary for Commercial and Industrial Designers

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The intersection of artistic talent, business and materials knowledge allow commercial and industrial designers to sketch out product ideas. They present their ideas to marketing, engineering, production, and sales personnel, and may speak with members of the general public in order to determine the marketability of a new product and evaluate design concepts. These professionals may work in market research and product desing, and conduct investigations into the cost, materials and methods needed to produce new designs and/or modified existing products. Some college education is expected for this occupation.

A Commercial or Industrial Designer will usually earn a salary in a range of 48000 to 72000 depending on seniority levels. Commercial and Industrial Designers will usually earn an average compensation of Sixty One Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Commercial and Industrial Designers can make the most money in Louisiana, which has pay of close to $73100. People in this category of job can receive the best compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has average job salaries of $71900.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.16 percent nationwide in that time.
Commercial and Industrial Designers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $71,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises $67,920
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $66,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $66,420
Construction $60,340
Wholesale Trade $59,540
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $45,980
Retail Trade $55,650
Information $56,300
Other Services (except Public Administration) $57,290
Manufacturing $58,390
Wholesale Trade $59,540