Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $46,997 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface Design, Adobe After Effects, and Web Design.
Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer Salary (?
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$34,882 - $68,240
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,996
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Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer Salary (?
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$12.44 - $40.15
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,882 - $68,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,039  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $3,945  
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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$33,132 - $71,059  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 698
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $40.15  
   
Overtime
$16.74 - $44.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $3,945  
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).
)
$33,132 - $71,059  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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$47,000
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Senior Graphic Designer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Senior Graphic Designer in Frederick:
"All Types Of Design."
I went to school to be a print designer and moved to a interface designer in my career, but I still go back to the print materials a lot. So take the opportunity to learn about more than a single aspect of design in college.
Senior Graphic Designer in Bellingham:
"Get 'Real Life' Practical Experience."
Practical experience is more important than theory and high ideals. Don't force your own vision of what is good design on others - especially on your clients. Not everyone has the same opinions of what looks good. And being a snob about your own ideals helps no one. Client care and listening to what a client truly wants is more important than your own agenda.
Senior Graphic Designer in Menomonie:
"Get Experience While In School."
Do a co-op or internship. You will learn more in a real life experience then you ever will in school.
Senior Graphic Designer in Hoffman Estates:
"Poor Management."
It's a fulfilling career, fast paced multitasking required. All projects are time sensitive. Proofing your work very important. Zero tolerance for errors. Following company brand guidelines a must.
Senior Graphic Designer in Fort Lauderdale:
"Work Hard"
If they really like you where you are at, they will not want to move you anywhere. Not up. Not sideways. Not on vacation. Just sitting there constantly working.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

User Interface Design
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Web Design
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Adobe After Effects
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HTML
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Acrobat
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Adobe InDesign
0%
Design
0%
National Average
$47,000
Adobe Illustrator
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Illustration
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Macintosh
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Dreamweaver
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Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%
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