Average Graphic Designer with Illustration Skills Salary

$43,985
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,221
Bonus
$1,965
Commission
$1,493
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer with Illustration skills is $43,985.
10%
$32k
MEDIAN
$44k
90%
$62k
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Salary
$32k - $62k
Bonus
$291 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$130 - $3k
Commission
$800 - $4k
Total Pay
$28k - $62k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Graphic Designer

The top respondents for the job title Graphic Designer are from the companies American Crafts, LC, Paramount Coffee Company and Signarama. Reported salaries are highest at Starbucks Corporation where the average pay is $67,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Carter's Childrenswear and Gannett Co Inc, earning around $57,000 and $50,980, respectively. Paramount Coffee Company pays the lowest at around $29,248. American Crafts, LC and Signarama also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,500 and $45,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

Skills in Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

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 $37,515 based on 105 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,466 based on 1,806 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,915 based on 933 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,472 based on 439 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,114.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,478 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.0%
Early Career
51.9%
Mid Career
26.8%
Experienced
12.6%
Late Career
5.6%