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Exhibit Designer Salary

For Exhibit Designers, annual average wages total $46K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Exhibit Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,874 - $67,937
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,008
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90%

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$14.47 - $49.32
(Median)
$14
$21
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,874 - $67,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$33,081 - $70,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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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$33,081 - $70,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Adobe Photoshop, and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computer Aided Design and Graphic Design. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled in Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design. Most people skilled in 3D Rendering are similarly competent in 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 see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Exhibit Designers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits 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 2%

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

National Average
$45,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 15%
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