The average pay for a Graphic Designer is AU$51,006 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Social Media Marketing is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$39,540 - AU$68,923
AU$40K
AU$51K
AU$69K
MEDIAN: AU$51,046
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50%
90%
AU$19.75 - AU$41.00
AU$20
AU$25
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$25.15
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$73K
Salary AU$39,540 - AU$68,923
Bonus AU$303 - AU$7,369
Profit Sharing AU$310
Commission AU$5,000
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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AU$40,052 - AU$73,087
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,429
Hourly Data AU$0AU$49
Hourly Rate AU$19.75 - AU$41.00
Overtime AU$17.11 - AU$49.81
Annual Data AU$0AU$73K
Bonus AU$303 - AU$7,369
Commission AU$5,000
Profit Sharing AU$310
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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AU$40,052 - AU$73,087
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 603

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

Pay by Experience for a Graphic Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Graphic Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 1,340 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Graphic Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$56,000 based on 718 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 354 salaries. A Graphic Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$64,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$51,637

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Graphic Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Graphic Designer?

Graphic Designer in Melbourne:
Pros: The people I work with. Great atmosphere. Great product. Really get to be creative and broaden my skill set.
Cons: Being underpaid for the level of work I'm creating.

Graphic Designer in Brisbane:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Creative expression, solving problems, art direction.
Cons: Faced paced industry in terms of technical expertise.

Graphic Designer in Gold Coast:
"It's a creative role that can be rewarding if right company."
Pros: Creative, Learning new things all the time. Problem solving design dilemmas. Seeing what u can create from scratch or minimal direction. Working in a creative environment with like minded people.
Cons: The LOW pay. Having to contact already disgruntled client because of poor sales advice. Chasing client who are unresponsive. High pressure for reaching performance targets when it is luck of the draw with clients response. High pressure with print deadlines. Assumptions from everyone who isn't a designer assuming that what we do is easy and can be done as quick as writing an email! My particular workplace seems to be ok with sales reps being underhanded with clients duping them into a no cancel contract - we then have to deal with angry and uncooperative clients. They are also all about numbers and not quality of work often allowing sub standard work to go through while I spend extra time making it good.

Graphic Designer in Perth:
Pros: The environment and chance to create some very cool designs in all areas (web, print, branding etc). People I work with.
Cons: Flaky work methods. Micro managing superviser. Doing a job in which I'm not particualarly suited for.

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Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

▲25%

▲17%

▲8%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries






▲2%

▲1%


Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

Graphic Design
▼0%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼1%

▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%