Junior Graphic Designer Salary (United States)

A Junior Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $35,657 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay 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 10 years' experience in this career.
Junior Graphic Designer Salary (?
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$26,869 - $47,887
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MEDIAN: $35,657
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Junior Graphic Designer Salary (?
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$10.14 - $22.56
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,869 - $47,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,407  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $3,000  
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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$24,498 - $48,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 842
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $22.56  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $30.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,407  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $3,000  
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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$24,498 - $48,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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Job Description for Junior Graphic Designer

A junior graphic design will contribute to and work with senior graphic designers to brainstorm ideas and bring these ideas to fruition. Work sometimes includes client meetings or presentations of advertising or marketing campaigns. Additionally, junior graphic designers can work for newspaper other types of publishers to create compelling, coherent text and design for print advertisements. Design possibilities range from brochures, flyers, and presentation boards to signage, billboards, and much more.
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Junior Graphic Designer Tasks
  • Design and develop product brand identity.
  • Direct marketing design projects, collaborating with multiple departments.
  • Create and assemble images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays and productions.

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Junior Graphic Designer Reviews

What is it like working as a Junior Graphic Designer?
Junior Graphic Designer in Philadelphia:
"More Money."
Pros: The couple of girls on my team and some people here make it bearable.
Cons: No bonuses, no appreciation, no room for growth, extremely tight and unrealistic deadlines.
Junior Graphic Designer in New York:
"My Experience."
Pros: I like the fact that I have grown since I started.
Cons: It's creatively stifling. I am not able to be as creative as I want to be.

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Experience Affects Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Design
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Web Design
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe InDesign
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National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 30%