Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designer Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers ; the average employee scrapes together only around $39K per year. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. Female Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,700 - $50,605
$30K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,675
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$10.64 - $24.06
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$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.40
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,700 - $50,605  
   
Bonus
$489.04 - $4,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,140  
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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$26,236 - $50,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 779
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $24.06  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $35.07  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$489.04 - $4,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,140  
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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$26,236 - $50,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,874

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For Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Orlando and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
3%
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Skills That Affect Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲8%



▲4%

▲4%

▲3%


Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

Graphic Design
▼0%

National Average
$37,000


▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Product Photography
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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