Exhibit Designer Salary

Earnings for Exhibit Designers in the United States come in at around $48K per year on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Exhibit Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Exhibit Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,414 - $77,393
$37K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,496
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$15.15 - $32.17
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$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,414 - $77,393  
   
Bonus
$257.60 - $5,817  
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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$36,802 - $72,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $32.17  
   
Overtime
$25.33 - $39.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$257.60 - $5,817  
   
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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$36,802 - $72,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in autodesk autocad, Computer Aided Design, Graphic Design, and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Illustrator. Most people experienced in 3D Rendering also know Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled in 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: $48,949

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

With a pay rate for Exhibit Designers that is 58 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 (+11 percent) and Chicago (+3 percent). Compared to the national average, Minneapolis Exhibit Designers have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Seattle and Washington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Exhibit Designer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 9%
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