An Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $51,358 per year.

$39,149 - $72,784
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,357
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$13.39 - $41.00
(Median)
$13
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,149 - $72,784  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,603  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$37,137 - $74,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 656
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $41.00  
   
Overtime
$9.50 - $50.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,603  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$37,137 - $74,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,188

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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 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.

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Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 7%

User Interface Design
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Adobe Acrobat
0%

Illustration
0%

Macintosh
0%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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