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Average Graphic Designer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$54,706
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,235
Bonus
$1,850
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer in Seattle, Washington is $54,706.
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$41k
MEDIAN
$55k
90%
$72k
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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Graphic Designer

The top respondents for the job title Graphic Designer are from the companies Nordstrom, Inc., Microsoft Corp 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 Amazon.com Inc, earning around $69,620 and $67,500, respectively. EVO pays the lowest at around $43,500. Zumiez, Inc. and Talking Rain also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,166 and $52,452, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Graphic Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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More common (> 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Graphic Designers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designers?

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 $42,555 based on 12 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,572 based on 253 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,123 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,514 based on 95 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,000.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.1% less), Denver, Colorado (14.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (12.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 564 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
44.9%
Mid Career
32.3%
Experienced
16.8%
Late Career
3.9%