A Graphic Designer in Calgary, Alberta earns an average salary of C$48,260 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Branding. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

C$37,376 - C$61,899
C$37K
C$48K
C$62K
MEDIAN: C$47,907
10%
50%
90%
C$14.79 - C$32.37
C$15
C$22
C$32
MEDIAN: C$21.95
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$64K
Salary C$37,376 - C$61,899
Bonus C$3,750
Profit Sharing C$900
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$33,420 - C$64,046
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data C$0C$36
Hourly Rate C$14.79 - C$32.37
Overtime C$33.10
Annual Data C$0C$64K
Bonus C$3,750
Profit Sharing C$900
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$33,420 - C$64,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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 Job Listings

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$41,000 based on 50 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$48,000 based on 25 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$53,000 based on 22 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$49,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

▲11%

▲2%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$48,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

▲11%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
▲11%

Illustration
▲9%



HTML
▲8%

Adobe After Effects
▲8%



Dreamweaver
▲5%


Graphic Design
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
C$48,000

▼2%

Product Photography
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 29%