Average Experienced Graphic Designer Salary

$50,100
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,533
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Graphic Designer is $50,100.
10%
$37k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$71k
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Salary
$37k - $71k
Bonus
$296 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$618 - $8k
Commission
$2k - $8k
Total Pay
$32k - $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 Fastsigns, Inc, Aecom Corporation and Barry -Wehmiller. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $91,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aecom Corporation and Newton - Wellesley Hospital, earning around $69,900 and $66,500, respectively. The Walt Disney Company pays the lowest at around $40,976. Taylor Corp. and Fastsigns, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,495 and $53,495, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

Skills in Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design, Adobe InDesign, 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 $38,015 based on 969 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,544 based on 14,784 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,610 based on 7,845 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,658.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (30.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (24.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 25,408 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.8%
Early Career
58.2%
Mid Career
30.9%
Late Career
7.1%