Exhibit Designer Salary

Exhibit Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Exhibit Designers making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,708 - $68,935
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,893
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$14.01 - $49.04
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$49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,708 - $68,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,500  
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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$32,385 - $70,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $49.04  
   
Overtime
$3.86 - $30.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,500  
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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$32,385 - $70,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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 show that Exhibit Designers use a fair number of skills. 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 Computer Aided Design. Those proficient in 3D Rendering are, more often than not, also skilled in Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator. Skill sets containing Adobe Photoshop also tend to include 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Exhibit Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Exhibit Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Exhibit Designer Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

National Average
$45,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

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 49 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 15%