The average salary for an Entry-Level Senior Graphic Designer is C$49,517 per year.

C$38,459 - C$61,083
C$38K
C$49K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$48,573
10%
50%
90%
C$14.71 - C$38.78
C$15
C$20
C$39
MEDIAN: C$19.89
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$64K
Salary C$38,459 - C$61,083
Bonus C$102 - C$6,456
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$36,163 - C$64,208
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 4 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 138
Hourly Data C$0C$38
Hourly Rate C$14.71 - C$38.78
Overtime C$33.75
Annual Data C$0C$64K
Bonus C$102 - C$6,456
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$36,163 - C$64,208
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 4 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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 designer will normally perform much of this work, he or she will also delegate graphic work to other junior graphic designers on the team, typically suggesting edits to work and giving final approval before their work is submitted.

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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.

Senior Graphic Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$48,553

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

Senior Graphic Designer Advice

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

Senior Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"Balancing confidence and growth."
This field is undervalued and oversaturated. Know your worth, but also know that there is ALWAYS something new to learn and become better at. Once you start thinking you know everything, you stop growing as a designer. Keep growing. Walk away from people who want to pay you pennies.

Senior Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"It's Not About You."
It takes experience to learn this, but the work is not about what my own personal likes are. It's not even really about what I would do if it were my project. It's really about the client and how design will enhance their story and their journey, not to mention how it adds value to their business. For a senior designer, the challenges are in passing on the skills to junior designers without seeming condescending. To guide them in a way that they are still thinking freely and creatively without giving them all the answers.

Key Stats for Senior Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
41%

Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries


Adobe InDesign
▼0%

National Average
C$49,000

Adobe Illustrator
▼2%

Branding
▼2%

Design
▼2%

Graphic Design
▼5%

Adobe Acrobat
▼5%

HTML
▼9%

Illustration
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%