The average salary for an Entry-Level Graphic Designer in Washington, District of Columbia is $43,971 per year. A skill in Web Development is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,222 - $62,203
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$35K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,970
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$11.00 - $32.50
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$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,222 - $62,203  
   
Bonus
$2,027  
Total Pay (?
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$33,825 - $62,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $32.50  
   
Overtime
$39.81  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,027  
   
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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$33,825 - $62,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
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
5.0%

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Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Web Development
up arrow 14%

Web Design
up arrow 8%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 5%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 1%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Adobe PDF
up arrow 4%

Illustration
up arrow 5%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 7%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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