An Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $51,491 per year.

$38,737 - $72,718
$39K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,491
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$13.25 - $39.78
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,737 - $72,718  
   
Bonus
$493.88 - $6,539  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$36,632 - $74,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 667
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $39.78  
   
Overtime
$12.42 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.88 - $6,539  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$36,632 - $74,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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National Average: $51,212

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Senior Graphic Designer Advice

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

Senior Graphic Designer in Houston:
"If you never ask the answer is always no."
Don't assume anything. Always ask for what you need or want. Many times you get it.

Senior Graphic Designer in Spokane:
"Have mouse, will travel."
It's not about your skills and experience, knowledge or talent. It comes down to whether you are a good fit for the company. I was prepared to move to a new town, but it was not possible. I knew I could not keep driving 200 miles a day to keep the appearance that I lived there.

Senior Graphic Designer in Urbandale:
"Want an exciting career? This probably isn't it."
My advice to anyone considering a career in graphic design would be to consider ALL OTHER OPTIONS FIRST. Or be damn sure this is your passion if you won't consider others. It's a touch career. It's tough to find something decent, the pay is terrible, you are the person that will have to carry out the ridiculous timing promises made by others which can mean long nights and hours. If you MUST do design, I encourage you to look into web design. At least the pay is better. This is just soul crushing work. I thought I'd be doing something more exciting the designing open enrollment newsletters, but this is the reality folks. Not everyone can be creating award winning magazine spreads or billboards. Most of us just do normal stuff that people don't even think of as "design" in the grand scheme of things.

Senior Graphic Designer in St. Louis:
"Doesn't pay enough."
Organization is a must. Always keep improving yourself. Patience is a virtue. Fear is the thief of all dreams. Reach higher.

Senior Graphic Designer in Santa Rosa:
"Being creative takes practice."
Enjoy technology and never be afraid to use new methods or programs to achieve the clients needs. The greatest feeling of accomplishment is with the impact your talents lead to in making a difference for a business and their customers.

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.

Key Stats for Senior Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
44%
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Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 7%

User Interface Design
up arrow 7%

Design
0%

Web Design
0%

Macintosh
0%

National Average
$51,000



Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Illustration
up arrow 1%


Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%


Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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