Average Freelance Graphic Designer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Freelance Graphic Designer is $29.14.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $63
$1 - $1,323
$0 - $7,500
Total Pay
$30,851 - $128,796

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Popular Skills for Freelance Graphic Designer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Graphic Designer

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 $17.80 based on 5 salaries. An early career Freelance Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.62 based on 101 salaries. A mid-career Freelance Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.01 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Freelance Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.39 based on 51 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 54.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (51.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (31.4% less), Houston, Texas (31.4% less) and Los Angeles, California (14.2% less).

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