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What You Need to Know About Designer

Designer Definition All designers not listed separately.

Types of Designer

  • Food Stylist
  • Copyist
  • Memorial Designer
  • Inker and Opaquer
  • Music Grapher

Job Opportunities for Designers

In the United States, there were 9,000 jobs for Designer in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.6% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 500 new jobs for Designer by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 900 job openings in this field each year.


The states with the most job growth for Designer are Washington, District of Columbia, and Georgia. Watch out if you plan on working in Illinois, Virginia, or Texas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Designer

Designers make between $25,960 and $123,020 a year.


Designers who work in Louisiana, California, or Massachusetts, make the highest salaries.

How much do Designers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $22,920
Arizona $34,620
California $85,240
Colorado $64,540
Connecticut $65,990
District of Columbia $63,770
Florida $44,130
Georgia $67,890
Illinois $70,870
Indiana $65,650
Iowa $38,640
Kentucky $48,380
Louisiana $89,070
Maryland $71,650
Massachusetts $71,880
Michigan $53,440
Minnesota $53,350
Missouri $40,050
Montana $33,840
Nevada $62,510
New Jersey $56,880
New York $65,870
North Carolina $49,730
Ohio $55,560
Oregon $64,950
Pennsylvania $50,530
Rhode Island $58,660
Tennessee $75,820
Texas $57,640
Virginia $66,120
Washington $66,270
Wisconsin $67,880

Who Employs Designers?


Designers work in the following industries:



Image Credit: Szilas in the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts via Public domain

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