Exhibit Designer Salary

For Exhibit Designers, annual average wages total $48K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Exhibit Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Most Exhibit Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,178 - $76,583
$38K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $47,700
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$14.95 - $32.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,178 - $76,583  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $5,034  
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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$37,036 - $70,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $32.61  
   
Overtime
$25.24 - $39.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$248.32 - $5,034  
   
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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$37,036 - $70,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in autodesk autocad, Computer Aided Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Illustrator. The majority of those who know 3D Rendering also know Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. Most people experienced in Adobe Photoshop 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.


Exhibit Designers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Exhibit Designers make a median salary of $56K. 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 $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,859

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, 67 percent above the national average. Exhibit Designers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), and Washington (+3 percent). Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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Key Stats for Exhibit Designer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

▲33%

▲17%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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