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Commercial and Industrial Designers in California

Want to work in California as a Commercial and Industrial Designer? Read this first!

6.3% Jobs Projection
$70,410 Median Salary
490 Job Openings

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.

Commercial and Industrial Designers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 400 Commercial and Industrial Designers working in it, which means California has more Commercial and Industrial Designers than average.

Commercial and Industrial Designers in CA vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Commercial and Industrial Designers: Nation vs. CA

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.

Commercial and Industrial Designers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

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
Fresno, CA 50 $70,610
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 40 $60,500
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
Michigan 5,060 $78,010
California 4,090 $70,410
Texas 2,220 $65,700
New York 1,990 $68,520
Illinois 1,410 $62,720
Pennsylvania 1,070 $64,120
New Jersey 1,020 $75,460
Massachusetts 990 $80,660
Ohio 970 $59,230
Florida 970 $60,040
Georgia 870 $57,820
North Carolina 670 $69,580
Colorado 670 $58,110
Indiana 660 $60,290
Utah 660 $48,020
Iowa 650 $58,390
Oregon 640 $77,160
Tennessee 630 $53,200
Minnesota 530 $65,110
Missouri 500 $59,370

Below are the states where Commercial and Industrial Designers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Arkansas $82,510
Louisiana $81,220
Massachusetts $80,660
Washington $80,510
Michigan $78,010
Oregon $77,160
New Jersey $75,460
South Carolina $74,830
Arizona $74,430
Idaho $73,220

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Graphic Designers 29,320
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 16,780
Interior Designers 8,460
Fashion Designers 6,480
Floral Designers 4,510
Set and Exhibit Designers 2,650

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