Average Early-Career Freelance Graphic Designer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Freelance Graphic Designer is $24.74.
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$14 - $50
$0 - $200
Total Pay
$29,644 - $103,923

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Popular Skills for Freelance Graphic Designer

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

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 $18.00 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Freelance Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.94 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Freelance Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.02 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Freelance Graphic Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 1.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (37.4% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.1% less).

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