An Entry-Level Graphic Designer earns an average salary of AU$47,218 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Video Editing and User Interface Design.

AU$37,807 - AU$60,318
AU$38K
AU$48K
AU$60K
MEDIAN: AU$47,517
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50%
90%
AU$18.59 - AU$35.15
AU$19
AU$23
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$23.23
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$62K
Salary AU$37,807 - AU$60,318
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,091
Profit Sharing AU$20.13 - AU$4,795
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$38,173 - AU$62,650
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,911
Hourly Data AU$0AU$117
Hourly Rate AU$18.59 - AU$35.15
Hourly Tips AU$7.69
Overtime AU$19.35 - AU$117
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,091
Profit Sharing AU$20.13 - AU$4,795
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$38,173 - AU$62,650
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 826

Job Description for Graphic Designer

Graphic designers use color, illustrations, fonts, and layout to visually communicate a message or present a product. They design logos, product packaging, print materials, and websites, among many other things. Graphic designers are found in a variety of industries and in different capacities. For instance, a designer might be employed as in-house staff for a company to work on promotional materials for the organization, or a designer might work for a design agency with many clients and projects. Newspapers, advertising firms, technology-oriented companies, and other organizations commonly employ designers. Additionally, many graphic designers are self-employed, working as independent contractors on a per-project basis.

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Graphic Designer Tasks

  • Design and develop product brand identity.
  • Direct marketing design projects, collaborating with multiple departments.
  • Create and assemble images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays and productions.

Graphic Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$47,888

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

Graphic Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Graphic Designer in yatala:
"Persistence is key."
Don't give up. This industry will destroy you if you give up after a small hiccup. Believe in yourself.

Graphic Designer in Sydney:
"Company doesn't do employer reviews."
I wish I knew the company belongs to a Japanese Group and the Director in Australia actually doesn't get to decide much about what happens here. I also wish I knew that I would have to bring my own computer since day one.

Graphic Designer in Sydney:
"Design, creative, concepts, production."
Experience, skill, knowledge, Adobe, Identity, Motion, Print, Web.

Graphic Designer in Melbourne:
"Better training for practical design tasks."
While I had creative skills and conceptual understanding of design when I finished my degree, we weren't taught practical skills which left me under prepared for the workforce. Things like knowing how to take files through to finished art stage were completely lost on me and should have more of a focus for graduates.

Graphic Designer in Darwin:
"Gaining experience while you work."
To never stop studying while you are in a job. Adding fields to your careeer that will benefit you in your day to day job as a designer like doing a Business Course or Marketing Course to add extra knowledge to your design package.

Graphic Designer in Perth:
"Industry Experience."
Getting a degree looks great on paper but if you don't have hands on experience getting work when you leave university is very hard and you have to start from bottom and work your way up!

Graphic Designer in Brisbane:
"Graphic Design Advice."
If you love designing and you love your job stress is secondary to the pleasure of creating your designs and the satisfaction of it being out in the market.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
18%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

▲15%




Web Design
▼0%

National Average
AU$48,000


Adobe Illustrator
▼1%

Adobe InDesign
▼1%


▼1%


▼3%

▼3%

▼7%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

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