An Entry-Level Graphic Designer earns an average salary of C$39,314 per year.

C$30,091 - C$50,864
C$30K
C$39K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$39,314
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C$12.85 - C$25.56
C$13
C$17
C$26
MEDIAN: C$16.94
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$18KC$36KC$54K
Salary
C$30,091 - C$50,864  
   
Bonus
C$206.08 - C$4,058  
Profit Sharing
C$500  
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$28,820 - C$52,172  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 809
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$11C$22C$33
Hourly Rate
C$12.85 - C$25.56  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.67  
Overtime
C$11.56 - C$30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Bonus
C$206.08 - C$4,058  
   
Profit Sharing
C$500  
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$28,820 - C$52,172  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 532

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$38,133

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Graphic Designer Advice

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

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Never loose your passion."
When you don't feel the passion, and work actually feels like work, re-evaluate your position and the job.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Wish there was more room to grow."
In house GD jobs are safe, but don't pay that much and there is little room to grow.

Graphic Designer in Vancouver:
"Enjoyable work But A Struggle For Big Money."
This is a great career for those who love it. I'm one of those people who can actually say I love my job and I like going into the office. In return, however, there is definitely a pay cap if you work in certain areas. Advertising may pay more, but can be more demanding and less creative depending on your skills. It is possible to make great money, but you have to work hard so don't go into this if its not something you love!

Graphic Designer in Montréal:
"Can Be Really Great."
You must love to use your creative noodle, be able to take criticism well and able to cope with constant deadlines and high stress situations.

Graphic Designer in Hamilton:
"Jack Of All Trades, No Time To Master One."
Being bounced around from project to project is going to be frustrating. Learn to let the big picture take precedent. If there isn't a cohesive big picture guiding your work, go elsewhere.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Keep Current... Learn all the new technologies"
Always learn the newest technologies: websites, e-commerce, Mobile apps, social media, motion graphics, movie editing, and whatever comes next. If this doesn't sound like what you want to do: quit and choose to do something else. Because nobody wants a designer who can't do everything.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%