Exhibit Designer Salary

Exhibit Designers in the United States pull down an average of $47K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Exhibit Designers (62 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Exhibit Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,044 - $68,037
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,986
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90%

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$14.37 - $49.13
(Median)
$14
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,044 - $68,037  
   
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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$33,011 - $69,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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$33,011 - $69,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Exhibit Designers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 and Graphic Design. Most people experienced in 3D Rendering also know Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. People who know Adobe Photoshop usually 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 a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $53K. Exhibit Designers bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $65K.

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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

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

AutoCAD
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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