The average salary for a Graphic Designer is AU$49,935 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$39,247 - AU$68,379
AU$39K
AU$50K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$50,411
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50%
90%
AU$19.58 - AU$41.36
AU$20
AU$25
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$24.88
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$72K
Salary AU$39,247 - AU$68,379
Bonus AU$481.02 - AU$7,651
Profit Sharing AU$310.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,719 - AU$72,514
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,375
Hourly Data AU$0AU$48
Hourly Rate AU$19.58 - AU$41.36
Overtime AU$15.46 - AU$48.23
Annual Data AU$0AU$72K
Bonus AU$481.02 - AU$7,651
Profit Sharing AU$310.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,719 - AU$72,514
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 580

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

Pay by Experience for a Graphic Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Graphic Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 1,173 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Graphic Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 618 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 296 salaries. A Graphic Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,953

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Graphic Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Graphic Designer?

Graphic Designer in Melbourne:
Pros: The people I work with. Great atmosphere. Great product. Really get to be creative and broaden my skill set.
Cons: Being underpaid for the level of work I'm creating.

Graphic Designer in Brisbane:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Creative expression, solving problems, art direction.
Cons: Faced paced industry in terms of technical expertise.

Graphic Designer in Gold Coast:
"It's a creative role that can be rewarding if right company."
Pros: Creative, Learning new things all the time. Problem solving design dilemmas. Seeing what u can create from scratch or minimal direction. Working in a creative environment with like minded people.
Cons: The LOW pay. Having to contact already disgruntled client because of poor sales advice. Chasing client who are unresponsive. High pressure for reaching performance targets when it is luck of the draw with clients response. High pressure with print deadlines. Assumptions from everyone who isn't a designer assuming that what we do is easy and can be done as quick as writing an email! My particular workplace seems to be ok with sales reps being underhanded with clients duping them into a no cancel contract - we then have to deal with angry and uncooperative clients. They are also all about numbers and not quality of work often allowing sub standard work to go through while I spend extra time making it good.

Graphic Designer in Perth:
Pros: The environment and chance to create some very cool designs in all areas (web, print, branding etc). People I work with.
Cons: Flaky work methods. Micro managing superviser. Doing a job in which I'm not particualarly suited for.

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Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

▲24%

▲19%

▲7%

National Average
AU$51,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries



Video Editing
▲3%


National Average
AU$51,000

Adobe InDesign
▼1%

Graphic Design
▼1%

Branding
▼1%

▼1%

Product Photography
▼1%



Packaging
▼2%

▼3%

▼3%

Prepress
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%
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