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Graphic Design Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Graphic Design Specialist is $42,313 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.
Graphic Design Specialist Salary (?
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$30,009 - $60,033
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MEDIAN: $42,313
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Graphic Design Specialist Salary (?
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$12.16 - $28.27
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,009 - $60,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,990  
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $25,209  
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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$28,923 - $60,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $28.27  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $38.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $25,209  
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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$28,923 - $60,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Graphic Design Specialist

A graphic design specialist completes design projects for their company or clients, performing tasks such as handling web design, creating logos, creating promotional items, and completing other graphic design-related tasks. These individuals may work as freelancers or hold permanent positions that may be part time or full time. A graphic design specialist may need to develop design ideas or help realize designs envisioned by hiring companies. When a design draft does not meet client satisfaction, a graphic designer must determine why and modify designs accordingly. The graphic design specialist may work with a marketing team to exchange ideas and help their ideas be actualized. Additionally, they might directly receive customer feedback or statistics to determine if the designs are accomplishing the company's goals.
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Graphic Design Specialist Tasks
  • Design and develop product brand identity.
  • Direct marketing design projects, collaborating with multiple departments.
  • Create and assemble images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays and productions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Design Specialist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Chicago
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San Diego
0%
National Average
$42,000
Milwaukee
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Experience Affects Graphic Design Specialist Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Design Specialist Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 10%
Desktop Publishing
up arrow 5%
Design
0%
National Average
$42,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 1%
Illustration
up arrow 1%
Dreamweaver
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%
Macintosh
up arrow 4%
HTML
up arrow 5%
Flash
up arrow 6%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%