The average salary for an Entry-Level Graphic Designer in Kansas City, Missouri is $35,292.
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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 project…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer
Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
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 $39,618 based on 104 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,398 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,396 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56,365.
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Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11.0% less).
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