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Graphic Design Manager Salary (United States)

A Graphic Design Manager earns an average salary of $55,142 per year.
Graphic Design Manager Salary (?
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$36,281 - $83,675
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MEDIAN: $55,141
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Graphic Design Manager Salary (?
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$11.30 - $30.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,281 - $83,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,785  
Profit Sharing
$710 - $6,904  
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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$33,832 - $85,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $30.35  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $39.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,785  
   
Profit Sharing
$710 - $6,904  
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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$33,832 - $85,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Graphic Design Manager

Companies that generate marketing and sales campaigns often have a graphic design manager overseeing the look and feel of these campaigns' artwork. Graphic design managers approve all materials coming from their department, including items as diverse as sales circulars, point-of-sale advertisements, web pages, and signs. Most organizations have a specific branding strategy, and another role of the graphic design manager is to ensure that the artwork developed by their department remains consistent with the brand. The design manager should have excellent communication skills to present new projects to their teams so project specifications are clearly understood in the concept stage.
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Graphic Design Manager Tasks
  • Oversee a team of designers and take an active role in planning and implementing a multi-media campaign.
  • Direct artwork and layout design for multi-media communications.

Common Career Paths for Graphic Design Manager

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Design Manager

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 35%
Washington
up arrow 31%
Houston
up arrow 7%
Chicago
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National Average
$54,000
Dallas
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Seattle
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Baltimore
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Experience Affects Graphic Design Manager Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Design Manager Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Desktop Publishing
up arrow 1%
QuarkXPress
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
0%
National Average
$54,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%
HTML
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%