$40,666
Avg. Salary
$15.61
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,210

Bonus

$1,038

Profit Sharing

$1,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Graphic Designer is $15.61 per hour.

The median Graphic Designer has a base pay of $40,666. Salaries generally range from $30k to $57k. The median bonus is $1,210. Skills that can affect salary include Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, Design, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Web Design, Illustration, Product Photography, Project Management, Adobe After Effects, HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
$10.88
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$15.61
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$24.24
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MEDIAN $15.61
$30k
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$41k
50%
$57k
90%
MEDIAN $40,666
$30,208 - $56,532
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MEDIAN: $40,666
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$0$56K
Salary $30,208 - $56,532
Bonus $242 - $4,892
Profit Sharing $239 - $5,667
Commission $487 - $6,953
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,261 - $55,376
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 12,035
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.88 - $24.24
Hourly Tips $0.18 - $5.83
Overtime $16.35 - $33.68
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $242 - $4,892
Commission $487 - $6,953
Profit Sharing $239 - $5,667
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,261 - $55,376
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,754

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 projects. Newspapers, advertising firms, technology-oriented companies, and other organizations commonly employ designers. Additionally, many graphic designers are self-employed, working as independent contractors on a per-project basis.

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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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Graphic Designers, Fastsigns, Inc, Minuteman Press, Signarama, Gannett Co Inc, and Self-Employed are leading firms in the industry. Self-Employed leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $59K. Entry-Level Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries at Design Group (+$47K), BrandMuscle, Inc. (+$38K), and YMCA (+$38K).

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Signarama ($27K), Alphagraphics, Inc. ($29K), and Minuteman Press ($30K).

Graphic Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,711

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Graphic Designers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3547 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
18%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries


▼0%


National Average
$39,000

Adobe Acrobat
▼1%

▼1%

Adobe InDesign
▼2%

Design
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%

Adobe Dreamweaver
▼2%




▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3547 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 32%