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Graphic Designer Salary (South Africa)

The average salary for a Graphic Designer is R119,566 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 Freehand, Microsoft Office, Photography, Dreamweaver, and Web Design. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Graphic Designer Salary (?
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R61,248 - R229,606
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R119,566
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Graphic Designer Salary (?
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R30.00 - R348.54
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MEDIAN: R174.00
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National Salary Data

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R0R100KR200KR300K
Salary
R61,248 - R229,606  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R15,101  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R47,667  
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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R61,741 - R292,165  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 846
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R120R240R360
Hourly Rate
R30.00 - R348.54  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R310.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R240KR480KR720K
Bonus
R0.00 - R15,101  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R47,667  
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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R61,741 - R292,165  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

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Pay Difference By Location

Sandton
up arrow 27%
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National Average
R124,000
up arrow 3%
Bloemfontein
up arrow 12%
Centurion
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Paarl
up arrow 34%
Potchefstroom
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Graphic Designer Reviews

What is it like working as a Graphic Designer?
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
R124,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Freehand
up arrow 101%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 42%
Photography
up arrow 15%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
National Average
R124,000
Flash
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 74%