Average Graphic Designer with Graphic Design Skills Salary

$44,266
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,237
Bonus
$2,250
Commission
$1,484
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer with Graphic Design skills is $44,266.
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$32k
MEDIAN
$44k
90%
$62k
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$32k - $62k
Bonus
$253 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$309 - $6k
Commission
$489 - $8k
Total Pay
$28k - $62k

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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, Signarama and Gannett Co Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $84,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Newell Rubbermaid Inc and Gannett Co Inc, earning around $53,458 and $50,615, respectively. Fastsigns, Inc pays the lowest at around $38,000. Cottingham & Butler and Self-Employed also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,500 and $40,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

Skills in Design and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $38,226 based on 329 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,507 based on 6,521 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,551 based on 3,501 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,013 based on 2,086 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52,199.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 42.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (20.1% more) and New York, New York (18.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13,235 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Early Career
49.3%
Mid Career
26.5%
Experienced
15.8%
Late Career
6.0%