Exhibit Designer Salary

The average Exhibit Designer in the United States earns approximately $48K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Exhibit Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Exhibit Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,645 - $67,714
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,148
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$14.45 - $35.48
(Median)
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$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,645 - $67,714  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
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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$33,338 - $69,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $39.73  
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
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
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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$33,338 - $69,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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


Exhibit Designers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, 3D Rendering, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design. Most people familiar with 3D Rendering also know Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent in 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. For Exhibit Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $67K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
0%

National Average
$46,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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