The average salary for a Senior Graphic Designer in Canada is C$55,192.
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Job Description for Senior Graphic Designer
Teams that create drawings, backgrounds, lettering, or other original graphics for commercial purposes work in graphic design. A senior graphic designer is often the leader of such teams, and he or she may have one or more junior graphic designers and other support personnel working with him or her. The senior graphic designer typically will be the member of the team who receives the various jobs to be performed and works out the parameters, requirements, and scope of the design. While the desig…Read more
Senior Graphic Designer Tasks
- Design or create artwork to meet specific marketing or promotional needs.
- May lead team of lower level graphic designers.
- May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects but is often created by computer technology.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Graphic Designer
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Popular Skills for Senior Graphic Designer
Skills that pay less than market rate include Branding, Graphic Design, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Graphic Designer
An early career Senior Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$49,923 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Senior Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$53,903 based on 292 salaries. An experienced Senior Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,089 based on 406 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$60,245.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Graphic Designer in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 7.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (6.9% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (14.8% less), Montréal, Québec (2.6% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.9% less).
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