The average salary for a Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia is $47,799 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$35,884 - $76,645
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$36K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $47,799
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$12.36 - $72.72
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$12
$23
$73
MEDIAN: $23.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,884 - $76,645  
   
Bonus
$1,443 - $10,665  
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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$35,121 - $77,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$43.92  
Local Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$1,443 - $10,665  
   
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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$35,121 - $77,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

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

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe Dreamweaver
up arrow 6%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Adobe PDF
0%

Adobe After Effects
0%

National Average
$48,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 7%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 9%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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