Commercial and Industrial Designer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $17.08 $29.99 $46.43
Annual Wage $35,500 $62,400 $96,600
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Commercial and Industrial Designers create designs for a wide variety of products, such as home appliances, vehicles, children's toys, and more. They apply specialized knowledge of design principles, materials properties, engineering, business, marketing strategies, and art to create product designs which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. These designers typically work with clients to determine to design's specifications. Their designs often go through several stages, from initial sketches to computer models to physical prototypes.

The median annual wage for commercial and industrial designers is approximately $62,400. The lowest ten percent of commercial and industrial designers earn less than $35,500 a year, while the top ten percent earn more than $96,600 a year.

For the top five industries where commercial and industrial designers are employed, the median annual salaries are as follows:

Specialized Design Services $64,200
Business Management $70,000
Architectural and Engineering Services $69,500
Misc Manufacturing $58,700
Automotive Parts Manufacturing $65,600
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