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Average Experienced Graphic Designer Salary

$50,781
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,497
Bonus
$3,600
Commission
$2,440
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Graphic Designer is $50,781.
10%
$38k
MEDIAN
$51k
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 Fastsigns, Inc, Aecom Corporation and Barry -Wehmiller. Reported salaries are highest at Aecom Corporation where the average pay is $69,900. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Newton - Wellesley Hospital and Barry -Wehmiller, earning around $66,500 and $57,975, respectively. The Walt Disney Company pays the lowest at around $41,437. Taylor Corp. and Hatch also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,832 and $49,000, 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.
Graphic Designer
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What Are Popular Skills for Graphic Designers?

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.

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 $38,950 based on 777 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,260 based on 12,391 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,916 based on 6,872 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52,419.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (31.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (23.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21,572 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
57.4%
Mid Career
31.9%
Late Career
7.1%