Commercial and Industrial Designers in California
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Commercial and Industrial Designers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Commercial and Industrial Designers in California is growing faster than average.
Commercial and Industrial Designers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Commercial and Industrial Designers Work in California?
4,090 people worked as Commercial and Industrial Designers in 2018 in this state.
There were 3,610 Commercial and Industrial Designers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 480 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 400 Commercial and Industrial Designers working in it, which means California has more Commercial and Industrial Designers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Commercial and Industrial Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.3%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 490 annual Commercial and Industrial Designers job openings in California, and 5,100 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 3,900 annual jobs and 41,400 total jobs in 2026.
What do Commercial and Industrial Designers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Commercial and Industrial Designers ranged from $37,550 to $128,520 with $70,410 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.05 to $61.79. The median hourly rate was $33.85.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.03 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.82.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Commercial and Industrial Designers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Commercial and Industrial Designers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||1,940||$67,110|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||890||$74,450|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||380||$72,220|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||230||$79,800|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||190||$63,270|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||70||$64,310|
|Santa Rosa, CA||40||$72,650|
Top States for Commercial and Industrial Designers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Commercial and Industrial Designers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Commercial and Industrial Designers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers||16,780|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||2,650|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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