Exhibit Designer Salary

The average Exhibit Designer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $47K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Exhibit Designers (62 percent) survey respondents are male. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,028 - $67,249
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$34K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,805
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$14.37 - $49.13
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$20
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,028 - $67,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
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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$32,988 - $69,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $49.13  
   
Overtime
$21.18 - $26.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
   
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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$32,988 - $69,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Exhibit Designer


Survey results suggest that Exhibit Designers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Drafting & Design, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Design, Graphic Design, and Adobe Illustrator. Most people who know 3D Rendering also know Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. Most people familiar with 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.


For many Exhibit Designers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Exhibit Designers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K.

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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 15%
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