Average Graphic Designer with Design Skills Salary

$44,307
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,302
Bonus
$2,048
Commission
$1,719
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer with Design skills is $44,307.
10%
$32k
MEDIAN
$44k
90%
$64k
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Salary
$32k - $64k
Bonus
$290 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$700 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $17k
Total Pay
$28k - $63k

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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 Gannett Co Inc, Self-Employed and Quicken Loans. Reported salaries are highest at Nordstrom, Inc. where the average pay is $78,092. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gannett Co Inc and American Greetings Corporation, earning around $49,132 and $43,001, respectively. Self-Employed pays the lowest at around $32,500. The Second City and YMCA also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,000 and $40,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

Skills in Web 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 $38,323 based on 144 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,295 based on 2,757 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,932 based on 1,476 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,551 based on 849 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,854.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 47.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (21.6% more) and New York, New York (18.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,593 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Early Career
49.3%
Mid Career
26.4%
Experienced
15.2%
Late Career
6.6%