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Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer Salary

An Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $48,708 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface Design and Adobe After Effects.

$35,753 - $69,921
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,708
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$12.01 - $40.94
(Median)
$12
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,753 - $69,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,000  
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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$33,881 - $72,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 676
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $40.94  
   
Overtime
$16.69 - $46.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,000  
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).
)
$33,881 - $72,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 15%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 12%

Web Design
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Graphic Design
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

Design
0%

Adobe Acrobat
0%

National Average
$49,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Macintosh
up arrow 3%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 4%

Illustration
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%