Exhibit Designer Salary

Exhibit Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. Male Exhibit Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Exhibit Designers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,936 - $76,587
$38K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $47,879
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$15.00 - $32.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,936 - $76,587  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$36,890 - $71,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $32.50  
   
Overtime
$25.33 - $39.15  
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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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,000  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$36,890 - $71,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Exhibit Designer

The exhibit designer holds a position that is important for museums, various trade shows, art galleries, and other organizations that require exhibit design.

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Exhibit Designer Tasks

  • Oversee the installation, maintenance, and fabrication of all museum exhibitions.
  • Oversee staff or volunteer work and maintain contractor records.
  • Coordinate with vendors contract services and supplies needed for the exhibit installations.
  • Assist in the design, fabrication, and budgeting of exhibit installations.

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Popular Skills for Exhibit Designer


Survey results suggest that Exhibit Designers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in autodesk autocad, Computer Aided Design, Graphic Design, and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Illustrator. Those educated in 3D Rendering tend to be well versed in Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. People who know Adobe Photoshop usually also know Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Exhibit Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Exhibit Designers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. For Exhibit Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,188

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Exhibit Designers that is 61 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Exhibit Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Seattle (4 percent lower) and Washington (2 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Exhibit Designer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

▲27%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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