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Set and Exhibit Designers in California

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4.8% Jobs Projection
$58,910 Median Salary
410 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Set and Exhibit Designers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Set and Exhibit Designers in California is growing slower than average.

  • Set and Exhibit Designers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Set and Exhibit Designers Work in California?

In 2018, there were 2,650 Set and Exhibit Designers working in the state.

There were 3,370 Set and Exhibit Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 720 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Set and Exhibit Designers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 145 Set and Exhibit Designers working in it, which means California has more Set and Exhibit Designers than average.

Set and Exhibit Designers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Set and Exhibit Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.3%.

Job Projections for Set and Exhibit Designers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 410 annual job openings, and 4,400 total jobs in 2026 for Set and Exhibit Designers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,600 annual jobs and 16,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Set and Exhibit Designers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Set and Exhibit Designers ranged from $33,220 to $110,230 with $58,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.97 to $53. The median hourly rate was $28.32.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $25.66 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.66.

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

Set and Exhibit Designers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Set and Exhibit Designers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Set and Exhibit Designers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,900 $61,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 320 $56,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 $35,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 $47,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 $56,340
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 $35,590

Top States for Set and Exhibit Designers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Set and Exhibit Designers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,650 $58,910
New York 2,000 $67,900
Georgia 600 $55,280
Florida 420 $47,060
Ohio 370 $48,570
Illinois 340 $48,740
Texas 340 $48,120
Maryland 230 $51,750
District of Columbia 220 $76,280
Pennsylvania 200 $44,010
Virginia 200 $41,680
Michigan 190 $46,270
Missouri 180 $41,000
Tennessee 180 $0
Arizona 170 $33,990
Washington 160 $42,200
Massachusetts 160 $56,250
Minnesota 130 $48,900
Oregon 130 $66,990
New Jersey 130 $55,320

Below are the states where Set and Exhibit Designers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $76,280
New York $67,900
Oregon $66,990
Hawaii $64,960
California $58,910
Massachusetts $56,250
North Carolina $55,700
New Jersey $55,320
Georgia $55,280
Kentucky $54,420

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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
Commercial and Industrial Designers 4,090

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