The average salary for a Graphic Designer is R120,521 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Autodesk 3ds Max and Illustration. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

R61,810 - R242,757
(Median)
R62K
R120K
R240K
MEDIAN: R120,521
10%
50%
90%

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R31.94 - R402.65
(Median)
R32
R190
R400
MEDIAN: R194.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R100KR200KR300K
Salary
R61,810 - R242,757  
   
Bonus
R1,021 - R18,444  
Profit Sharing
R1,800  
Commission
R10,000  
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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R62,784 - R274,857  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 987
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R160R320R480
Hourly Rate
R31.94 - R402.65  
   
Hourly Tips
R32.26  
Overtime
R2.00 - R479.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R320KR640KR960K
Bonus
R1,021 - R18,444  
   
Commission
R10,000  
Profit Sharing
R1,800  
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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R62,784 - R274,857  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R123,125

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Graphic Designer Reviews

What is it like working as a Graphic Designer?

Graphic Designer in Cape Town:
Pros: The office environment is generally very pleasant, and you have the opportunity to learn directly from superiors.
Cons: Very little space to climb a corporate ladder. Often working overtime with no extra pay. Otten creativity is hampered by client input.

Graphic Designer in Pretoria:
Pros: I love working in a team, I flourish when I have people to bounce ideas off. I feel a person grow the best with someone who can help you grow. I like work flexibility, as well as variety of different work types, especially in the Design environment. I like managing people around me as well as getting managed in the bigger picture as a holistic unit in a corporate culture.

Graphic Designer in Pretoria:
"The Good, Bad And The Designed."
Pros: A corporate culture, work flexibility and national/international exposure.
Cons: Limited to illustration and photography.

Graphic Designer in Cape Town:
Pros: Clients design work and environment are all ideal. The type of work I do is very client based and always celebrates a beautiful occasion. Everyday is something different and the design trends are constantly changing. I appreciate and value that I can use a variety of print and production processes such as hot foil, letter pressing and laser cutting.
Cons: Poor time management within our office environment. Design work is unequally weighted which makes for a stressful environment, No employer/employee heirachy.

Graphic Designer in Cape Town:
"Graphic Design For OOH Media Owner."
Pros: It's in a creative field. The people I work with are great. Great atmosphere. Long lunch break. I have the equipment I need to perform well.
Cons: Lack of flexible work hours. Lack of training. No medical aid. I am the only graphic designer so their is a lack of understanding of what I do.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries




National Average
R123,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 23%



Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%



Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Web Design
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
R123,000

Flash
up arrow 1%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 3%


Product Photography
up arrow 11%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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