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Commercial and Industrial Designers in Virginia

Is Virginia a good place for you to work as a Commercial and Industrial Designer?

2.0% Jobs Projection
$64,510 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Commercial and Industrial Designers Work in Virginia?

There were 460 Commercial and Industrial Designers employed in this state in 2017.

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Commercial and Industrial Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.3%.

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

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 520 total jobs in 2026 for Commercial and Industrial Designers in this state.

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

What do Commercial and Industrial Designers Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Commercial and Industrial Designers ranged from $42,790 to $92,170 with $64,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.57 to $44.31. The median hourly rate was $31.02.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $27.37 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $3.65.

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

Commercial and Industrial Designers Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 $62,090
Richmond, VA 140 $67,500
Lynchburg, VA 30 n/a

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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Occupation VA Employment Total
Graphic Designers 5,000
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,860
Interior Designers 1,210
Floral Designers 1,100
Set and Exhibit Designers 200

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