Average Graphic Designer Salary

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The average salary for a Graphic Designer is $44,241.
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$32k - $62k
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$29k - $62k

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Job Description for Graphic Designer

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.

Job Satisfaction for Graphic Designer

3.6 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Graphic Designer

The top respondents for the job title Graphic Designer are from the companies Fastsigns, Inc, Minuteman Press and Signarama. Reported salaries are highest at Gannett Co Inc where the average pay is $45,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Signarama and Self-Employed, earning around $44,219 and $42,820, respectively. Minuteman Press pays the lowest at around $25,000. YMCA and BrandMuscle, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,634 and $39,855, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

An entry-level Graphic Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,015 based on 969 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,544 based on 14,784 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,610 based on 7,845 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,100 based on 4,622 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,658.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (21.1% more) and New York, New York (17.8% more).

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