Average Early-Career Graphic Designer with Illustration Skills Salary

$41,599
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,197
Bonus
$1,200
Commission
$1,024
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Graphic Designer with Illustration skills is $41,599.
10%
$31k
MEDIAN
$42k
90%
$58k
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Salary
$31k - $58k
Bonus
$246 - $4k
Profit Sharing
$15 - $3k
Commission
$510 - $3k
Total Pay
$27k - $57k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

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

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 $37,606 based on 101 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,112 based on 907 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,451 based on 422 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,368.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 49.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (24.9% more) and New York, New York (23.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,617 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Mid Career
56.1%
Experienced
26.1%
Late Career
11.6%