An Entry-Level Graphic Designer earns an average salary of C$39,314 per year.

C$29,853 - C$50,198
C$30K
C$39K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$39,150
10%
50%
90%
C$12.65 - C$25.39
C$13
C$17
C$25
MEDIAN: C$16.71
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$51K
Salary C$29,853 - C$50,198
Bonus C$199 - C$4,341
Profit Sharing C$0.91 - C$3,576
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$28,593 - C$51,459
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,712
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$12.65 - C$25.39
Hourly Tips C$0.36
Overtime C$13.18 - C$30.48
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$199 - C$4,341
Profit Sharing C$0.91 - C$3,576
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$28,593 - C$51,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,121

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 Difference by Location

National Average: C$37,797

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 Halifax:
"You got this."
Work hard, know your worth and don't let people take advantage of you simply because you're inexperienced.

Graphic Designer in Waterloo:
"Work smart not harder."
Know your responsibilities and don't do things that are not. Because it'll just stress and over work you, making this fun job miserable.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Never loose your passion."
When you don't feel the passion, and work actually feels like work, re-evaluate your position and the job.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Wish there was more room to grow."
In house GD jobs are safe, but don't pay that much and there is little room to grow.

Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"That business thinking is as important as design thinking."

Graphic Designer in Vancouver:
"Enjoyable work But A Struggle For Big Money."
This is a great career for those who love it. I'm one of those people who can actually say I love my job and I like going into the office. In return, however, there is definitely a pay cap if you work in certain areas. Advertising may pay more, but can be more demanding and less creative depending on your skills. It is possible to make great money, but you have to work hard so don't go into this if its not something you love!

Graphic Designer in Hamilton:
"Jack Of All Trades, No Time To Master One."
Being bounced around from project to project is going to be frustrating. Learn to let the big picture take precedent. If there isn't a cohesive big picture guiding your work, go elsewhere.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 437 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
19%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 437 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 37%