Entry-Level Graphic Designer Salary

An Entry-Level Graphic Designer earns an average salary of $39,865 per year.

$30,136 - $55,808
$30K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,341
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90%

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$10.88 - $23.91
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.57
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$0$55K
Salary $30,136 - $55,808
Bonus $290.62 - $4,984
Profit Sharing $304.10 - $4,886
Commission $198.66 - $6,040
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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$26,180 - $54,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,652
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.88 - $23.91
Hourly Tips $1.11
Overtime $16.30 - $33.72
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $290.62 - $4,984
Commission $198.66 - $6,040
Profit Sharing $304.10 - $4,886
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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$26,180 - $54,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,209

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,429

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Graphic Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Graphic Designer in Tyler:
"Benefits and treatment of employees."
Ask lots of questions before accepting a job and don't feel like you have to take h widest job offered! Know your worth and be confident.

Graphic Designer in Key West:
"Go into web."
Anything in the web field will pay more. Make sure you learn as many coding languages as you can.

Graphic Designer in Stamford:
"Nothing is ever sealed in stone."
Have patience. You will have difficult clients, and they will always change their mind. Stay organize and create a workflow that will allow these changes to be made with little effort and always on a whim. “Logos and branding are so important. In a big part of the world, people cannot read French or English--but are great in remembering signs” ― Karl Lagerfeld.

Graphic Designer in La Habra:
"Art and Business Management Go Hand In Hand."
Being self-employed as a designer takes a lot of work and is stressful. You need to know how to promote yourself and your craft. Learn the basics of business. Learn MS Word and Excel. Learn time management. Learn costs and pricing. Learn how to network with potential clients. Above all, don't be afraid to ask questions and take risks in life to grow as an artist. Expand your strengths and overcome your weaknesses—take that class, use online resources, create life experiences.

Graphic Designer in Denver:
"Be Strong."
People don't actually know what they need. Make an effort to give them solutions that will work and not just what they think they want.

Graphic Designer in Coppell:
"Be Proactive."
Learn everything and anything you can at work. Put you're ego aside and learn from anyone willing to give you advice. Take notes if possible and internalize what people try to teach you. The more you know, the more opportunities will arise for you to take on more responsibilities. That makes you a more valuable employee.

Graphic Designer in Durham:
"No work life balance."
Be sure to make it an urgent matter when it comes to your work life balance. Do not take "oh I told you it was a lot of work" excuse when you push back on your employer for either more pay or more time off (excluding PTO) if you are putting in 50+ hours a week.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1959 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries



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National Average
$38,000

Adobe InDesign
▼2%

Design
▼2%

Illustration
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▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1959 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 31%
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