Average Graphic Designer Salary in Seattle, Washington

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The average salary for a Graphic Designer in Seattle, Washington is $52,694.
MEDIAN $52,694
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$39k - $70k
$306 - $5k
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$485 - $8k
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$37k - $73k

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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 Microsoft Corp, Nordstrom, Inc. and Starbucks Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $110,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Starbucks Corporation and Nordstrom, Inc., earning around $68,439 and $55,752, respectively. EVO pays the lowest at around $39,000. Touch and Zumiez, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $46,000 and $47,166, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Graphic Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Graphic Designer
Senior Graphic Designer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

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

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 $41,624 based on 59 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,226 based on 337 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,029 based on 209 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,560 based on 88 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,095.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (13.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (13.6% less) and Portland, Oregon (12.5% less).

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