The average salary for a Graphic Designer is AU$49,909 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$38,753 - AU$67,226
(Median)
AU$39K
AU$50K
AU$67K
MEDIAN: AU$49,909
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AU$18.95 - AU$41.59
(Median)
AU$19
AU$24
AU$42
MEDIAN: AU$24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$24KAU$48KAU$72K
Salary
AU$38,753 - AU$67,226  
   
Bonus
AU$500.00 - AU$6,000  
Profit Sharing
AU$500.00  
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$38,937 - AU$71,663  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$17AU$34AU$51
Hourly Rate
AU$18.95 - AU$41.59  
   
Overtime
AU$15.21 - AU$50.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$500.00 - AU$6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$500.00  
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$38,937 - AU$71,663  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 611
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,265

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Graphic Designer Reviews

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 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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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries




National Average
AU$50,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 8%

Video Editing
up arrow 6%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
0%

Graphic Design
0%

Branding
0%

Web Design
0%

Product Photography
0%

HTML
0%

National Average
AU$50,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 2%

Prepress
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 95%
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