Entry-Level Graphic Designer Salary

An Entry-Level Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $38,298 per year.

$28,926 - $51,983

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$10.08 - $23.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,926 - $51,983  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,095  
Profit Sharing
$241.13 - $3,991  
Commission
$297.99 - $5,106  
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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$24,652 - $51,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,046
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $23.88  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $32.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,095  
   
Commission
$297.99 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$241.13 - $3,991  
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).
)
$24,652 - $51,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,977
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Graphic Designer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Graphic Designer in Atlanta:
"Always keep your portfolio up to date."
Learn new software, network and keep your portfolio up to date.

Graphic Designer in Santa Barbara:
"Do the work."
Design is work. Graphic design and the creative, applied arts can look simple and easy—glamorous, all fun and games—but it requires discipline and study like any other line of work. Embrace failure, keep at it, keep learning and keep doing.

Graphic Designer in Boca Raton:
"Practice makes perfect."
Work hard, pay attention to detail and be consistent. Keep learning new programs and practice makes perfect.

Graphic Designer in Los Angeles:
"Continue to update your skills."
It is very important to stay up to date on computer software. The Adobe programs are constantly being updated and it's vital that you continue to learn on the job and stay current with what the programs can do. It will help you to stay competitive and to compete with new graduates who are coming out of school with this knowledge.

Graphic Designer in Spartanburg:
"Ask more questions."
Ask questions, even if you think they're silly ones. And get everything in writing. Promises made verbally are rarely kept, or remembered by the person who made them. If an employer isn't willing to answer questions or put a basic agreement into place - think carefully about your choice.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Graphic Designer Salaries


Web Design
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Adobe InDesign
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$36,000

Adobe Illustrator
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Design
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Illustration
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HTML
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Dreamweaver
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Product Photography
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Adobe Photoshop
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Graphic Design
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Adobe PDF
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Adobe Acrobat
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Web Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1640 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 33%
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