The average salary for a Graphic Designer in Boston, Massachusetts is $47,482 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management, Illustration, and QuarkXPress.

$36,136 - $60,231
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $47,481
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$14.56 - $31.26
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Salary
$36,136 - $60,231  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,058 - $61,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $31.26  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.60  
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Bonus
$200.00 - $5,500  
   
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$34,058 - $61,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
621,176
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Illustration
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 11%

QuarkXPress
up arrow 11%

HTML
up arrow 10%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 9%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 7%

Web Design
up arrow 7%

up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$46,000

Dreamweaver
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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