The average pay for a Graphic Designer is C$41,744 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$31,892 - C$56,361
C$32K
C$42K
C$56K
MEDIAN: C$41,744
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C$13.68 - C$30.83
C$14
C$18
C$31
MEDIAN: C$18.27
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Salary
C$31,892 - C$56,361  
   
Bonus
C$307.40 - C$4,122  
Profit Sharing
C$0.91 - C$4,122  
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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C$30,190 - C$59,072  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$13C$26C$39
Hourly Rate
C$13.68 - C$30.83  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.39  
Overtime
C$15.35 - C$38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Bonus
C$307.40 - C$4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
C$0.91 - C$4,122  
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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C$30,190 - C$59,072  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 856

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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 $38,000 based on 1,341 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 $44,000 based on 803 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 482 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 $50,000 based on 98 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$40,986

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Graphic Designer Reviews

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

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Creative environment, great office conditions."
Pros: Surrounded by talented people, beautiful and modern facilities, open concept office, access to high end technology, located by the waterfront.
Cons: Not much choice of food in the immediate area.

Graphic Designer in Calgary:
"I Love what I do"
Pros: I love what I do. My job keeps me constantly stimulated, I learn new techniques all the time and my projects always change. The thing I really enjoy is having the ability to be creative everyday. My passion has become my full time occupation.
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Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 333 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
C$41,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

▲1%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

Branding
▼0%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
▼0%

Web Design
▼0%

Adobe After Effects
▼0%

Product Photography
▼0%

National Average
C$41,000






▼1%

▼2%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 333 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 35%