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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$61,639 USD

£48,716 GBP
New York City

$82,040 USD

$52,000 USD

£41,098 GBP
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Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Making Design / United States

Average salary for Making Design / United States is $61,639 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 218 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $73,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $60,900 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $135,000 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $74,800 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $88,800 USD. Employees with 12-16 Years of experience receive $78,000 USD.

Levels / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
10 100%
4.59%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
9 95.41%
4.13%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
21 91.28%
9.63%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
11 81.65%
5.05%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
16 76.61%
7.34%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
16 69.27%
7.34%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
28 61.93%
12.84%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
13 49.08%
5.96%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
16 43.12%
7.34%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
13 35.78%
5.96%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
9 29.82%
4.13%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
9 25.69%
4.13%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
7 21.56%
3.21%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
5 18.35%
2.29%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
4 16.06%
1.83%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
3 14.22%
1.38%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
8 12.84%
3.67%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
0 n/a
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
3 9.17%
1.38%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
1 7.8%
0.46%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
3 7.34%
1.38%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
1 5.96%
0.46%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
4 5.5%
1.83%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
2 3.67%
0.92%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
3 2.75%
1.38%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
1 1.38%
0.46%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
2 0.92%
0.92%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 80 $73,200 USD
2 Women 69 $60,900 USD

Education / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 2 $135,000 USD
2 Masters Degree 25 $74,800 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 152 $60,600 USD
4 Some College 34 $56,400 USD
5 High School 3 $40,000 USD
6 Bellow H. School 2 $25,000 USD

Experience / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 20 $88,800 USD
2 12-16 Years 21 $78,000 USD
3 8-12 Years 34 $73,400 USD
4 16-20 Years 16 $67,400 USD
5 4-8 Years 35 $59,800 USD
6 2-4 Years 35 $52,500 USD
7 1-2 Years 31 $48,300 USD
8 0-1 Year 26 $39,400 USD

Age / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 71-75 1 $200,000 USD
2 56-60 5 $103,200 USD
3 66-70 2 $86,500 USD
4 36-40 21 $80,700 USD
5 46-50 9 $80,100 USD
6 61-65 3 $76,100 USD
7 41-45 11 $74,700 USD
8 31-35 32 $74,300 USD
9 51-55 2 $65,000 USD
10 26-30 24 $57,000 USD
11 n/a 69 $48,900 USD
12 21-25 34 $48,800 USD
13 14-20 5 $33,800 USD

Work Type / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 17 $74,400 USD
2 Contract 14 $74,200 USD
3 Permanent 180 $60,300 USD
4 Part Time 7 $40,100 USD

States / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Colorado 8 $94,600 USD
2 Idaho 3 $88,200 USD
3 New York State 16 $82,200 USD
4 Minnesota 6 $78,800 USD
5 Virginia 2 $70,500 USD
6 Tennessee 3 $67,700 USD
7 District Of Columbia (DC) 3 $65,500 USD
8 Florida 10 $65,300 USD
9 Washington State 6 $65,000 USD
10 California 42 $64,500 USD
11 Texas 20 $64,500 USD
12 Alabama 1 $60,000 USD
13 Kentucky 1 $60,000 USD
14 Maryland 6 $59,500 USD
15 Rhode Island 3 $58,300 USD
16 Ohio 7 $57,700 USD
17 Georgia 8 $57,400 USD
18 Utah 7 $57,000 USD
19 Missouri 3 $54,700 USD
20 Illinois 12 $52,500 USD
21 Wisconsin 4 $52,300 USD
22 Michigan 5 $52,000 USD
23 Massachusetts 12 $50,100 USD
24 North Carolina 3 $49,000 USD
25 Pennsylvania 8 $44,500 USD
26 Hawaii 1 $40,000 USD
27 New Jersey 2 $39,500 USD
28 Iowa 2 $35,000 USD
29 Vermont 2 $28,500 USD
30 Arizona 1 $26,000 USD
31 Alaska 1 $21,000 USD

Cities / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Colorado Springs 2 $160,000 USD
2 Cleveland 1 $95,000 USD
3 Norfolk 1 $95,000 USD
4 San Bernardino 2 $93,000 USD
5 Boise 3 $88,200 USD
6 Houston 3 $87,400 USD
7 Rochester 1 $85,000 USD
8 Orlando 4 $84,000 USD
9 New York City 15 $82,000 USD
10 Minneapolis 6 $78,800 USD
11 Memphis 2 $78,100 USD
12 San Francisco 12 $78,000 USD
13 Austin 6 $76,000 USD
14 Denver 6 $72,800 USD
15 Los Angeles 13 $71,200 USD
16 Seattle 4 $71,000 USD
17 Washington DC 3 $65,500 USD
18 Kansas City 2 $64,000 USD
19 San Antonio 1 $63,000 USD
20 Detroit 4 $60,000 USD
21 Fresno 1 $60,000 USD
22 Birmingham, United States 1 $60,000 USD
23 Louisville 1 $60,000 USD
24 Baltimore 6 $59,500 USD
25 Fort Lauderdale 5 $59,400 USD
26 Atlanta 7 $59,100 USD
27 Providence 3 $58,300 USD
28 Arlington 1 $58,000 USD
29 Salt Lake City 7 $57,000 USD
30 Irvine 2 $56,000 USD
31 Fort Worth 1 $55,000 USD
32 Akron 1 $54,000 USD
33 Riverside 3 $53,400 USD
34 Tacoma 2 $53,000 USD
35 Fayetteville 1 $53,000 USD
36 Chicago 12 $52,500 USD
37 Milwaukee 4 $52,300 USD
38 Dallas 6 $51,800 USD
39 Boston 12 $50,100 USD
40 San Diego 3 $47,700 USD
41 --Other-- 10 $47,000 USD
42 Charlotte 2 $47,000 USD
43 Nashville 1 $47,000 USD
44 Augusta 1 $46,000 USD
45 Virginia Beach 1 $46,000 USD
46 Columbus 3 $45,700 USD
47 Philadelphia 5 $45,300 USD
48 Pittsburgh 3 $43,100 USD
49 Plano 2 $42,500 USD
50 San Jose 2 $42,000 USD
51 Jersey City 2 $39,500 USD
52 St. Louis 1 $36,000 USD
53 Des Moines 2 $35,000 USD
54 Burlington, Vermont 2 $28,500 USD
55 Sacramento 3 $26,300 USD
56 Ontario 1 $25,000 USD
57 Tampa 1 $20,000 USD
58 Grand Rapids 1 $20,000 USD

Careers / Making Design / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Set Designer 1 $95,000 USD
2 Plastics Component Designer 1 $93,000 USD
3 User Interface Designer 13 $91,900 USD
4 Design Manager 13 $91,400 USD
5 Mechanical Designer 10 $81,400 USD
6 Sport Equipment Designer 1 $80,000 USD
7 Furniture Designer 3 $78,300 USD
8 Animation, Video Designer 3 $78,000 USD
9 Other Designer Career 5 $77,800 USD
10 Shoe Designer 2 $77,100 USD
11 Electrical Designer 2 $73,900 USD
12 Interaction Designer 6 $72,900 USD
13 Car, Automotive Designer 1 $70,000 USD
14 Industrial Designer 15 $68,100 USD
15 Designer 16 $63,700 USD
16 Web Designer 17 $63,400 USD
17 Kitchen Designer 5 $54,900 USD
18 Jewelry Designer 4 $53,800 USD
19 Instructional Designer 4 $53,000 USD
20 Game Designer 2 $50,000 USD
21 Landscape Designer 7 $49,900 USD
22 Graphic Designer 66 $47,800 USD
23 Textile Designer 2 $47,000 USD
24 Interior Designer 16 $44,200 USD
25 Flash Designer 1 $27,000 USD
26 Lighting Designer 1 $25,000 USD
27 Sound Designer 1 $25,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

40/40  Associate Landscape Architect (Man)
Posted 20 July 2023

What I do?

"Schematics, Construction Drawings, Production management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $65,000 USD

39/40  Brand Designer Ui/ux (Woman)
Posted 28 September 2022

What I do?

"Ui/ux and designing for and to maintain branding across products."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $92,000 USD

38/40  Ux Designer (Man)
Posted 30 May 2022

What I do?

"Design, Figma, HTML, CSS, Javascript."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $112,000 USD

37/40  Fire Sprinkler Designer (Man)
Posted 26 May 2022

What I do?

"AutoCad."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fayetteville Some College 1-2 Years Advanced $53,000 USD

36/40  Ui/ux Designer (Woman)
Posted 14 April 2022

What I do?

"Graphic design, create branded interfaces, user flows."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $92,500 USD

35/40  Web Designer (Man)
Posted 18 February 2022

What I do?

"Design and develop websites."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert $80,000 USD

34/40  Ux Designer (Man)
Posted 07 January 2022

What I do?

"UX Design & Research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $60,000 USD

33/40  Ux Designer (Man)
Posted 17 September 2021

What I do?

"? Experience of working on website and mobile applications ? Deep understanding of best practice UX approaches and how to apply them ? Proven experience delivering a high standard of output in fast paced environment ? Experience working in a Lean / Agile / Scrum methodology ? Collaborative and pragmatic approach to work ? Experience in and passion for sport and technology ? Experience of using wireframing and prototyping software ? Ability to present complex processes in a simple concise manner ? Excellent communication skills: written, diagrammatical and oral ? Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail ? Excellent research skills ? Continuous improvement mindset ? Must have a portfolio featuring examples of end to end design solutions ? 3+ years of UX experience."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $80,000 USD

32/40  User Experience Designer (Man)
Posted 16 September 2021

What I do?

"Design user experiences."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $168,000 USD

31/40  Technical Writer (Woman)
Posted 23 June 2021

What I do?

"Writng editing techhnical docs."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $130,000 USD

30/40  Senior Art Director (Man)
Posted 30 September 2020

What I do?

"Adobe software, html,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $70,000 USD

29/40  Interior Design Manager (Woman)
Posted 26 September 2020

What I do?

"Social media marketing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $29,000 USD

28/40  Experience Designer (Man)
Posted 24 July 2020

What I do?

"User experience design, specific platform certifications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $131,000 USD

27/40  Designer (Man)
Posted 10 October 2019

What I do?

"Cad drawings, 3d modeling, short animation, 3D renders, BOM."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $47,000 USD

26/40  Interior Designer (Man)
Posted 18 September 2019

What I do?

"Responsible for producing high-quality project design deliverables in both FF&E and construction documents. A Junior Designer can work on any/all phases of development including Pre- Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $58,000 USD

25/40  Foreman (Man)
Posted 10 August 2019

What I do?

"Foreman for a Laser Etcher Engraver, for monumental's, etc. . ."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Augusta Some College 4-8 Years n/a $46,000 USD

24/40  Graphic Designer (Woman)
Posted 02 June 2019

What I do?

"Design and layout graphics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $34,000 USD

23/40  Owner/Designer (Woman)
Posted 15 May 2019

What I do?

"Design, develop and create community-supported product lines using local artists and manufacturers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $75,000 USD

22/40  UX Designer & Researcher (Woman)
Posted 08 May 2019

What I do?

"Designing data-driven user experiences in software and web. Wireframes, graphics, user personas, usability testing, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tacoma Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $56,000 USD

21/40  Landscape Design (Woman)
Posted 23 April 2019

What I do?

"To create 2D and 3D landscape designs, including 3D videos. Some estimating."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $55,000 USD

20/40  Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 April 2019

What I do?

"To design according to applicable codes and standards."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $85,000 USD

19/40  Senior Designer (Woman)
Posted 05 April 2019

What I do?

"Service design, design research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $110,000 USD

18/40  Co Founder (Woman)
Posted 15 March 2019

What I do?

"I head up design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

17/40  Creative Director (Woman)
Posted 14 March 2019

What I do?

"Creative Director at a custom software development company. Focused on UX/UI."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $150,000 USD

16/40  Furniture Designer (Woman)
Posted 19 January 2019

What I do?

"Consult, design, build, sales, bookkeeping."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

15/40  Graphic Designer (Woman)
Posted 06 January 2019

What I do?

"Creating social graphics, and printable graphics, trade show booth design, and promotional products, brand awareness."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $45,000 USD

14/40  Interior Designer (Woman)
Posted 24 October 2018

What I do?

"Manage the designing and assembling of buildings and houses."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $36,000 USD

13/40  Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 17 October 2018

What I do?

"Engineer engineer engineer engineer engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $119,000 USD

12/40  Advocate (Man)
Posted 17 October 2018

What I do?

"Sales, Support, bugs and features. I do it all!."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Some College 8-12 Years n/a $50,000 USD

11/40  Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 03 October 2018

What I do?

"Prototypes, CAD, design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $80,000 USD

10/40  Senior Design Director (Man)
Posted 27 September 2018

What I do?

"Come up with designs."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $70,000 USD

9/40  Creative Director (Woman)
Posted 09 July 2018

What I do?

"Art direction photography graphic design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $125,000 USD

8/40  Marketing Graphic Designer (Woman)
Posted 20 June 2018

What I do?

"Do design work to advertise and market my specific company including all social media bases."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 2-4 Years n/a $30,600 USD

7/40  Associate Event Planning (Woman)
Posted 07 March 2018

What I do?

"Creating full service events including weddings and corporate events along with social media and small amount of marketing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $40,000 USD

6/40  Design Manager / Art Director (Woman)
Posted 21 October 2017

What I do?

"Manage Brand team Oversee all visual design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $110,000 USD

5/40  Mobile App Designer (Woman)
Posted 04 October 2017

What I do?

"Create front end designs for a mobile app."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tampa Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $20,000 USD

4/40  Color Separations (Man)
Posted 24 July 2017

What I do?

"Prepare finished graphics to print with offset press process."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $64,000 USD

3/40  Interior Designer (Woman)
Posted 12 July 2017

What I do?

"I provide space planning and interior design consulting to my clients."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $50,000 USD

2/40  UX UI Designer (Woman)
Posted 07 July 2017

What I do?

"I design user experience for iOS and Web Applications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

1/40  Interaction Design (Man)
Posted 29 June 2017

What I do?

"Create mockups, wireframes, and prototypes. Style guides and Desing Systems. Ensure User Research is being conducted and changes appropriated to applications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Memphis Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $77,000 USD


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