Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer Salary

An Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $50,068 per year. A skill in User Interface Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,995 - $71,525
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,067
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$12.16 - $42.46
(Median)
$12
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,995 - $71,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,177  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $9,192  
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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$35,670 - $73,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 813
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $42.46  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $48.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $9,192  
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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$35,670 - $73,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,311

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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 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.

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Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 11%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 7%

Web Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Graphic Design
0%

Design
0%

National Average
$50,000

Macintosh
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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