The average pay for a Graphic Designer is C$41,744 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$31,584 - C$56,094
C$32K
C$42K
C$56K
MEDIAN: C$41,506
10%
50%
90%
C$13.54 - C$30.59
C$14
C$18
C$31
MEDIAN: C$18.09
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$58K
Salary C$31,584 - C$56,094
Bonus C$289 - C$4,771
Profit Sharing C$102 - C$3,915
Commission C$850
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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C$30,097 - C$58,533
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,959
Hourly Data C$0C$39
Hourly Rate C$13.54 - C$30.59
Hourly Tips C$0.18
Overtime C$17.04 - C$39.18
Annual Data C$0C$58K
Bonus C$289 - C$4,771
Commission C$850
Profit Sharing C$102 - C$3,915
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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C$30,097 - C$58,533
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,791

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

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

Graphic Designer Pay By Employer

$0$186K

Fastsigns, Inc
55 profiles
$31,650

Minuteman Press
46 profiles
$31,084

$39,273

Self-Employed
20 profiles
$98,800

Nordstrom, Inc.
19 profiles
$60,978

$34,892

Gannett Co Inc
16 profiles
$29,550

Signarama
16 profiles
$26,004

$29,445

YMCA
13 profiles
$38,414

Common Career Paths for Graphic Designer


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Graphic Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

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 C$38,000 based on 1,341 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 C$44,000 based on 803 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$48,000 based on 482 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 C$50,000 based on 98 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$40,724

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 ile de montreal:
"Work freedom."
Pros: I get freedom and sometimes I am allowed to print.
Cons: No flexibility, industry, management, office conditions.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Soothing."
Pros: Good people, relaxed environment, flexible, appreciative, awarding.
Cons: Little pay, long commute.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Exciting."
Pros: Flexibility. Excitement. Art. Changes.
Cons: Uncertainty. Clients. Payment. Attitude.

Graphic Designer in Montréal:
"Corpora culture, work flexibility, office conditions, stres."
Pros: Work flexibility.
Cons: Salary.

Graphic Designer in Richmond:
"The pay sucks."
Pros: The type of work sounds like a lot of fun for other people,
Cons: But it usually isn't for you. Also, there are not much development opportunities for your career.

Graphic Designer in Mississauga:
"Pretty Cool."
Pros: Job is cool.
Cons: Needs better pay.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Creative environment, great office conditions."
Pros: Surrounded by talented people, beautiful and modern facilities, open concept office, access to high end technology, located by the waterfront.
Cons: Not much choice of food in the immediate area.

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Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 736 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

▲23%

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
C$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

▲2%

Adobe InDesign
▲1%

Branding
▲1%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
▲1%

Web Design
▲1%

Adobe After Effects
▲1%




▼0%

Product Photography
▼0%

National Average
C$41,000


▼1%

▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 736 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 34%