Junior Graphic Designer Salary

A Junior Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $38,767 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
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$29,747 - $50,769
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$51K
MEDIAN: $38,694
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$11.15 - $24.29
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MEDIAN: $15.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,747 - $50,769  
   
Bonus
$479.88 - $4,631  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,940  
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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$27,004 - $51,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 848
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $24.29  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $35.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$479.88 - $4,631  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,940  
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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$27,004 - $51,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 482

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Job Description for Junior Graphic Designer

A junior graphic designer is typically an employee found in art departments or working as part of a creative team. This is typically the first step for a person seeking to work within this particular field. The junior designer may find that he or she is assigned to work as part of a design team that reports to a manager or senior designer in the department. The junior designer will typically be given fairly rudimentary and routine assignments at first, with more creative freedom granted after experience is gained.

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Junior Graphic Designer Tasks

  • Create and assemble images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays and productions.
  • Direct marketing design projects, collaborating with multiple departments.
  • Design and develop product brand identity.

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Pay by Experience Level for Junior Graphic Designer

Pay by Experience for a Junior Graphic Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Junior Graphic Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 1,218 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Junior Graphic Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Junior Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 24 salaries. A Junior Graphic Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,060

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Junior Graphic Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Graphic Designer?

Junior Graphic Designer in Lehi:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: I stay very busy. I enjoy working on the projects and working in adobe products. And doing some design.
Cons: Not feeling the labeling department is valued. Not feeling paid enough. I am doing a lot of work.

Junior Graphic Designer in Las Vegas:
"Hard work."
Pros: I get to make great designs. I get to learn a bunch of new skills. I have great co-workers. I get to work from home.
Cons: I have too much work. Company is understaffed and keeps getting smaller.

Junior Graphic Designer in Portland:
"Flexible, fun, easy, challenging."
Pros: Loved the office environment, the latte making and the music. The ability to be in control of the creativity and just having fun while creating memorable artwork. Coworkers were great! Boss was the best.
Cons: Working 8-5 was boring.

Junior Graphic Designer in Seattle:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Fun and the people I work with. Also like to see my designs on apparel and accessories.
Cons: Unpaid holidays, varying work week, not a ton of collaborating.

Junior Graphic Designer in Louisville:
"Competitive Corporate Culture."
Pros: Surrounded by experts in their fields; employee events; awesome environment; endless learning opportunities; high-stress; projects/tasks are challenging and fun.
Cons: Lack of opportunity for growth; transparency from management/HR leaves much to be desired; high-stress; unrealistic expectations of deadlines.

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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Key Stats for Junior Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

▲31%

▲10%

National Average
$37,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
▲19%

User Interface Design
▲10%

Social Media Marketing
▲8%



▲4%

▲3%

▲3%


Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

Graphic Design
▼0%

National Average
$37,000


▼1%

Product Photography
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 29%
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