The median annual wage of set and exhibit designers was $46,680 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,580, and the top 10 percent earned more than $84,180.
Set and exhibit designers usually work full time, but their hours often are flexible. They may work evenings or weekends to oversee the installation of a set or exhibit. Similarly, work schedules could become hectic when under the pressure of deadlines or when last-minute changes to designs need to be made.