Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designer Salary

Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers making up 74 percent. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,779 - $50,321
$30K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $39,194
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$11.68 - $24.41
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$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.11
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$0$51K
Salary $29,779 - $50,321
Bonus $368.67 - $4,096
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,511 - $51,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 783
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.68 - $24.41
Overtime $18.32 - $36.19
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $368.67 - $4,096
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,511 - $51,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 465

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Junior Graphic Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,506

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Junior Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent), New York (+14 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Atlanta (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Junior Graphic Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Junior Graphic Designer in Sumner:
"Only Your Portfolio Matters, Not Where You Went To School."
Do not spend a lot of money on college. Self teach while going to community and finish at a low 4 year college. The only thing that matters in the field is your portfolio and a variety of skills. Good chances are you are going to have an employer who will not pay you what you're worth. Don't get buried under loan debt on top of that.

Key Stats for Junior Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
85%
5-9 years
3%
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Skills That Affect Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲6%



▲2%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼1%



Graphic Design
▼2%

▼3%

Product Photography
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 29%
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