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How Much Does a Design Consultant Earn In The United States?

Design Consultant Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$64,000
$35,000
$64,000
$120,000
Design consultants in the United States make an average salary of $64,883 per year or $31.19 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $120,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Wyoming, Massachusetts, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania provide the highest design consultant salaries.
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Where Design Consultants Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where design consultants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Design Consultants Earn In Different Cities?

While a design consultant can average a salary of $64,883 per year, or $31.19 per hour, there are many opportunities for design consultants to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $83,997 per year. Other high-paying locations include Quincy, MA, Palo Alto, CA and Dublin, OH. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $41,000. The highest paying states for design consultants include Washington, Wyoming and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Virginia, Hawaii, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Seattle, WA

Salary Range58k - 121k$84k$83,997

Quincy, MA

Salary Range59k - 110k$81k$80,871

Palo Alto, CA

Salary Range53k - 110k$77k$76,901

Dublin, OH

Salary Range53k - 100k$73k$73,084

Wichita, KS

Salary Range53k - 98k$73k$72,817

Englewood, NJ

Salary Range51k - 98k$71k$71,464

Chicago, IL

Salary Range52k - 96k$71k$71,064

Durham, NC

Salary Range50k - 96k$70k$69,714

Alpharetta, GA

Salary Range47k - 91k$66k$66,034

New York, NY

Salary Range47k - 90k$65k$65,096
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$121k

High Paying Design Consultant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Design Consultants The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a design consultant, being employed by a company such as Synopsys or Siemens would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like SAP and de Lage Landen Financial Services also report highly competitive salaries for design consultants.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Synopsys
Salary Range118k - 137k$128k$127,818
Siemens
Salary Range121k - 134k$128k$127,597
SAP
Salary Range115k - 135k$125k$125,334
de Lage Landen Financial Services
Salary Range107k - 126k$117k$116,960
Mentor Graphics
Salary Range99k - 119k$109k$108,754
Philips Medical Systems
Salary Range97k - 114k$106k$105,580
Deloitte
Salary Range93k - 118k$105k$105,450
Infosys Public Services
Salary Range95k - 108k$102k$101,630
Philips Electronics North America
Salary Range93k - 109k$101k$101,364
Thomson Reuters
Salary Range93k - 108k$101k$100,874
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    How Experience Affects Design Consultant Salaries

    The salary for a design consultant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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