Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designer Salary

Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K annually on average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers making up 75 percent. Most Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,791 - $50,406
$30K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,938
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$11.34 - $23.71
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MEDIAN: $15.53
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$0$50K
Salary $29,791 - $50,406
Bonus $380.00 - $4,549
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$27,349 - $50,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 793
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.34 - $23.71
Overtime $18.27 - $34.44
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $380.00 - $4,549
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$27,349 - $50,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 456

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,110

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Orlando and 4 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Junior Graphic Designer Advice

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

Junior Graphic Designer in Sumner:
"Only Your Portfolio Matters, Not Where You Went To School."
Do not spend a lot of money on college. Self teach while going to community and finish at a low 4 year college. The only thing that matters in the field is your portfolio and a variety of skills. Good chances are you are going to have an employer who will not pay you what you're worth. Don't get buried under loan debt on top of that.

Key Stats for Junior Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
85%
5-9 years
3%
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Skills That Affect Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲7%



▲3%

▲3%

▲3%

Adobe Photoshop
▼0%


National Average
$37,000


Graphic Design
▼1%

▼2%

Product Photography
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 30%
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