The average pay for a Graphic Designer is £21,599 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

£15,978 - £29,933
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MEDIAN: £21,778
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£6.95 - £29.22
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MEDIAN: £10.26
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£0£31K
Salary £15,978 - £29,933
Bonus £242 - £2,977
Profit Sharing £100.00 - £10,700
Commission £750
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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£15,777 - £31,884
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,694
Hourly Data £0£29
Hourly Rate £6.95 - £29.22
Hourly Tips £0.15
Overtime £7.70 - £20.24
Annual Data £0£31K
Bonus £242 - £2,977
Commission £750
Profit Sharing £100.00 - £10,700
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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£15,777 - £31,884
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 507

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.

Common Career Paths for Graphic Designer


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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 ₤20,000 based on 1,363 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 ₤24,000 based on 651 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤26,000 based on 374 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 ₤26,000 based on 107 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £21,910

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 Newcastle-upon-Tyne:
"I like being a designer."
Pros: I enjoy the challenge of coming up with new and creative designs.
Cons: Work load to the payscale doesnt seem fair.

Graphic Designer in London:
"Ups and downs."
Pros: Responibilities vary a lot which keeps the position interesting. It allows to get involed in many different areas of a business and work with different people.
Cons: In a digitally growing age print design gets neglected. I find that a shame as I enjoy that the most.

Graphic Designer in Bury St. Edmunds:
"Good."
Pros: Expressing Creativity.
Cons: Sometimes Doing everything the client suggests!

Graphic Designer in Belfast:
"Satisfying for the most part."
Pros: Always learning and the progress.
Cons: Lack of respect and dealing with small minds.

Graphic Designer in Cardiff:
"Graphic Designer at a games company."
Pros: Flexible work hours are great. My job means I take in a whole range of work including: branding, video editing, web design, art/design for social media, pitch work and design for all printed media.
Cons: I am the only person in my company capable of doing my job currently.

Graphic Designer in London:
"Great Career With Lots Of Challenges And Creative Outlet."
Pros: I like the fact each day is a new challenge and that I have to constantly learn new things due to the advancement of technology and keep on top of new design trends.
Cons: People who are not design trained expect you to turn over design work quite quickly and when working on your own can be quite stressful to get work done to a high standard but quickly.

Graphic Designer in Farnham:
Pros: I really enjoy the variety in my job, and I like to be able to manage my own time with where my workload priorities are. I enjoy seeing the designs I create come back from print, and I also enjoy seeing all of the new cutters and other products I design when they are finalized. I also really like to see my illustrations being used this has been something that I have been really pleased to be able to do. I enjoy working along side Maree when she needs help with packaging illustrations, as it is a different part of my job that can be a nice change. I also really enjoy working with everyone here and its nice to have such a great team of people in the office.
Cons: I can find it challenging when I have to work with people who can be negative, I like to work in a positive environment and it can sometimes drag me down. I feel that having meetings with all the design team would help this. I think discussing your issues your facing on specific projects might help everyone to understand what you’re working on. Workload can then be looked at and might help the situation. I can also find it challenging when I look for new suppliers, especially when I am looking for something that is new to the company (and new to me as well!). It takes a lot of time to get the information and samples I need and sometimes this can take up hours from my day.

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Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 203 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

▲20%

▲17%

▲11%

National Average
₤22,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

▲5%




National Average
₤22,000

Branding
▼1%

Web Design
▼1%



Flash
▼2%



▼4%

▼4%


Dreamweaver
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 73%