Graphic Design Specialist Salary (United States)

A Graphic Design Specialist earns an average salary of $42,034 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.
Graphic Design Specialist Total Pay (?
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$29,769 - $59,386
(Median)
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42K
50K
59K
MEDIAN: $42,034
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Graphic Design Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.92 - $27.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,769 - $59,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
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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$28,666 - $60,137  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $27.85  
   
Overtime
$17.20 - $37.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
   
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).
)
$28,666 - $60,137  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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Job Description for Graphic Design Specialist

  • 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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Chicago
up arrow 7%
San Diego
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Graphic Design Specialist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Design Specialist Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 11%
Design
up arrow 2%
Dreamweaver
0%
National Average
$41,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 1%
Illustration
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%
HTML
up arrow 3%
Macintosh
up arrow 4%
Flash
up arrow 6%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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