Graphic Designer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

The average pay for a Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia is $49,481 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$35,369 - $62,889
(Median)
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49K
57K
63K
MEDIAN: $49,481
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Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$11.63 - $48.43
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,369 - $62,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$32,958 - $67,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $48.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
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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$32,958 - $67,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia

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

Experience Affects Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 12%
Dreamweaver
up arrow 7%
National Average
$49,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%
Graphic Design
up arrow 3%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%
Adobe PDF
up arrow 4%
Web Design
up arrow 6%
Illustration
up arrow 7%
Design
up arrow 9%
HTML
up arrow 17%

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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