Exhibit Designer Salary

For Exhibit Designers, annual average wages total $48K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Exhibit Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Exhibit Designers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,211 - $77,393
$37K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,245
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50%
90%

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$15.13 - $32.61
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$21
$33
MEDIAN: $21.10
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$0$77K
Salary $37,211 - $77,393
Bonus $300.00 - $6,000
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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$36,405 - $73,481
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $15.13 - $32.61
Overtime $25.41 - $38.78
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $300.00 - $6,000
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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$36,405 - $73,481
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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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


Exhibit Designers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in autodesk autocad, Computer Aided Design, Graphic Design, and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator. Most people familiar with 3D Rendering also know Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. Most people who know Adobe Photoshop also know Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Exhibit Designer

Pay by Experience for an Exhibit Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Exhibit Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Exhibit Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Exhibit Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 46 salaries. An Exhibit Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,977

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

For those looking to make money, Exhibit Designers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Exhibit Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent) and Chicago (+3 percent). Exhibit Designers in Minneapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and Washington (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Exhibit Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Exhibit Designer?

Exhibit Designer in Minneapolis:
"Exhibit Designer."
Pros: New projects come in creating a constantly changing environment and work.
Cons: Very stressful being asked to work weekends and extra hours throughout the week.

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Key Stats for Exhibit Designer

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

▲25%

▲12%

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National Average
$49,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 8%
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