Average Entry-Level Graphic Designer Salary

$37,814
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$0
Bonus
$1,100
Commission
$1,300
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Graphic Designer is $37,814.
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$29k
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$50k
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MEDIAN $37,814
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Salary
$29k - $50k
Profit Sharing
$102 - $10k
Commission
$20 - $4k
Total Pay
$24k - $49k

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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.

Career Paths

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Graphic Designer
Senior Graphic Designer
Art Director
Creative Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,290 based on 14,999 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,137 based on 7,906 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,827 based on 4,693 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,367.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (8.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (16.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 29,443 survey responses.
Early Career
50.9%
Mid Career
26.9%
Experienced
15.9%
Late Career
6.3%