Exhibit Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Exhibit Designers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,455 - $79,276
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$38K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $47,906
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$15.43 - $32.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,455 - $79,276  
   
Bonus
$225.00 - $5,500  
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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$37,373 - $72,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $32.50  
   
Overtime
$25.24 - $39.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$225.00 - $5,500  
   
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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$37,373 - $72,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 autodesk autocad, Adobe Photoshop, Computer Aided Design, and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator. The majority of those who know Adobe Photoshop also know Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design. Those proficient in 3D Rendering are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For many Exhibit Designers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. For Exhibit Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $61K.

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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries


3D Rendering
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Adobe Photoshop
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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AutoCAD
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Graphic Design
0%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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