The average salary for an Early-Career Graphic Designer is $41,544.
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Job Description for Graphic Designer
Graphic designers use color, illustrations, fonts, and layout to visually communicate a message or present a product. They design logos, product packaging, print materials, and websites, among many other things. Graphic designers are found in a variety of industries and in different capacities. For instance, a designer might be employed as in-house staff for a company to work on promotional materials for the organization, or a designer might work for a design agency with many clients and project…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Graphic Designer
The top respondents for the job title Graphic Designer are from the companies Fastsigns, Inc, Minuteman Press and Gannett Co Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Newell Rubbermaid Inc where the average pay is $54,496. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gannett Co Inc and Signarama, earning around $50,000 and $45,000, respectively. Minuteman Press pays the lowest at around $25,000. Fastsigns, Inc and Cottingham & Butler also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $28,904 and $38,500, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer
Skills that pay less than market rate include Design, Graphic Design, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
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. 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.
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Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 46.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (23.6% more) and New York, New York (21.2% more).
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