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Commercial and Industrial Designers in Pennsylvania

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4.1% Jobs Projection
$64,120 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Commercial and Industrial Designers in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Commercial and Industrial Designers in Pennsylvania is growing slower than average.

  • Commercial and Industrial Designers in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Commercial and Industrial Designers Work in Pennsylvania?

1,070 people worked as Commercial and Industrial Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 960 Commercial and Industrial Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Commercial and Industrial Designers in PA Employment Trend

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

Commercial and Industrial Designers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Commercial and Industrial Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.3%.

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

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 170 annual job openings, and a total of 1,780 jobs for Pennsylvania Commercial and Industrial Designers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,900 annual jobs and 41,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Commercial and Industrial Designers Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Commercial and Industrial Designers ranged from $41,510 to $97,080 with $64,120 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.96 to $46.67. The median hourly rate was $30.83.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.42 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.59.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Commercial and Industrial Designers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,420 $72,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 390 $68,080
Pittsburgh, PA 190 $64,490
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 70 $53,590
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 $64,810

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

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Graphic Designers 8,710
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 4,950
Floral Designers 1,690
Interior Designers 1,510
Set and Exhibit Designers 200

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