Average Graphic Designer Salary

$44,594
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,208
Bonus
$2,025
Commission
$1,518
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer is $44,594.
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$32k
MEDIAN
$45k
90%
$63k
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Salary
$32k - $63k
Bonus
$249 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$405 - $6k
Commission
$490 - $8k
Total Pay
$29k - $63k

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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

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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 Fastsigns, Inc where the average pay is $45,603. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gannett Co Inc and Signarama, earning around $45,000 and $44,219, respectively. Minuteman Press pays the lowest at around $25,000. Alphagraphics, Inc. and BrandMuscle, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,500 and $40,035, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

Skills in Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design, 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 $38,303 based on 935 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,018 based on 14,231 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,983 based on 7,623 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,211 based on 4,426 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,630.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 44.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (20.5% more) and New York, New York (17.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28,961 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
49.1%
Mid Career
26.3%
Experienced
15.3%
Late Career
6.0%