Average Entry-Level Graphic Designer Salary

$38,823
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$983
Bonus
$1,179
Commission
$1,200
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Graphic Designer is $38,823.
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$29k
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$39k
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$51k
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What Do Graphic Designers Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Graphic Designers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designers?

An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,874 based on 12,696 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,713 based on 7,004 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,608 based on 3,941 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52,099.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 36.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.7% more) and New York, New York (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (19.1% less), San Antonio, Texas (3.4% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 25,219 survey responses.
Early Career
50.3%
Mid Career
27.8%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
6.3%