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Average Freelance Graphic Designer Hourly Pay

$29.43
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$200
Bonus
$7,500
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Freelance Graphic Designer is $29.43.
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$15.09
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$29.43
90%
$61.47
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $61
Bonus
$3 - $2,150
Commission
$0 - $7,500
Total Pay
$30,858 - $126,207
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What Are Popular Skills for Freelance Graphic Designers?

Skills in Graphic Design and Branding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Graphic Designers?

An entry-level Freelance Graphic Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.00 based on 9 salaries. An early career Freelance Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.00 based on 138 salaries. A mid-career Freelance Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.12 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Freelance Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.80 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49.
Employees with Freelance Graphic Designer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 52.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (50.3% more) and San Francisco, California (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (32.0% less), Los Angeles, California (14.3% less) and New York, New York (14.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 328 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
42.1%
Mid Career
26.8%
Experienced
18.0%
Late Career
10.4%