The average salary for a Graphic Designer in New York, New York is $52,131.
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Job Description for Graphic Designer
Graphic designers use color, illustrations, fonts, and layout to visually communicate a message or present a product. They design logos, product packaging, print materials, and websites, among many other things. Graphic designers are found in a variety of industries and in different capacities. For instance, a designer might be employed as in-house staff for a company to work on promotional materials for the organization, or a designer might work for a design agency with many clients and project…Read more
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 Scholastic Corporation, Random House, Inc. and The Sak Brand Group. Reported salaries are highest at Scholastic Corporation where the average pay is $50,868. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Random House, Inc., earning around $50,050. The Sak Brand Group pays the lowest at around $40,588. Universal Music Group also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000.
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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer
Skills in Graphic Design and 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 $41,274 based on 63 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,367 based on 967 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,920 based on 445 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,598 based on 169 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,164.
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Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (12.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (11.9% less) and Portland, Oregon (10.0% less).
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