Exhibit Designer Salary

An average Exhibit Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Exhibit Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Exhibit Designers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,190 - $68,144

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$14.34 - $49.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,190 - $68,144  
   
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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$33,188 - $70,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $49.23  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $24.96  
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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$33,188 - $70,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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, 3D Rendering, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Computer Aided Design and Graphic Design. Most people familiar with Adobe Photoshop also know Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design. The majority of those who know 3D Rendering also know Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Exhibit Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Exhibit Designers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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. Exhibit Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 15%
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