Entry-Level Graphic Designer Salary

An Entry-Level Graphic Designer earns an average salary of AU$45,474 per year.

AU$35,933 - AU$58,448
(Median)
AU$36K
AU$45K
AU$58K
MEDIAN: AU$45,474
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AU$17.63 - AU$33.71
(Median)
AU$18
AU$22
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$21KAU$42KAU$63K
Salary
AU$35,933 - AU$58,448  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,939  
Profit Sharing
AU$50.00  
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$36,188 - AU$60,765  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,741
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$17AU$34AU$51
Hourly Rate
AU$17.63 - AU$33.71  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$11.11  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$48.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,939  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$50.00  
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$36,188 - AU$60,765  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 713
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$45,775

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Graphic Designer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Graphic Designer in Sydney:
"Design, creative, concepts, production."
Experience, skill, knowledge, Adobe, Identity, Motion, Print, Web.

Graphic Designer in Melbourne:
"Better training for practical design tasks."
While I had creative skills and conceptual understanding of design when I finished my degree, we weren't taught practical skills which left me under prepared for the workforce. Things like knowing how to take files through to finished art stage were completely lost on me and should have more of a focus for graduates.

Graphic Designer in Perth:
"Industry Experience."
Getting a degree looks great on paper but if you don't have hands on experience getting work when you leave university is very hard and you have to start from bottom and work your way up!

Graphic Designer in Brisbane:
"Graphic Design Advice."
If you love designing and you love your job stress is secondary to the pleasure of creating your designs and the satisfaction of it being out in the market.

Graphic Designer in Melbourne:
"What To Know When Starting Out."
Work hard, develop a good folio in school, promote yourself and have confidence in your talents and abilities, take chances, experiment and challenge yourself creatively outside of work.

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Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Branding
0%

National Average
AU$46,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Product Photography
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 3%

Corel Draw
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 388 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

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