Average Senior Graphic Designer Salary

$61,597
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,500
Bonus
$1,850
Commission
$2,491
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The average salary for a Senior Graphic Designer is $61,597.
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$45k
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$62k
90%
$86k
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$45k - $86k
Bonus
$504 - $8k
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$707 - $7k
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$204 - $24k
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What Do Senior Graphic Designers Do?

Senior Graphic Designer Tasks
  • Design or create artwork to meet specific marketing or promotional needs.
  • May lead team of lower level graphic designers.
  • May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects but is often created by computer technology.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Graphic Designer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Graphic Designer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Graphic Designer are from the companies CBRE Group, USA Today and Nike, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Nike, Inc. where the average pay is $83,990. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include USA Today and HNTB Corporation, earning around $72,414 and $71,500, respectively. Alphagraphics, Inc. pays the lowest at around $46,200. CBRE Group and Jones Lang LaSalle also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,531 and $67,835, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Graphic Designers?

Skills in 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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Graphic Designers?

An early career Senior Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,820 based on 769 salaries. A mid-career Senior Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,802 based on 2,483 salaries. An experienced Senior Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,225 based on 2,730 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,725.
Employees with Senior Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,123 survey responses.
Early Career
10.8%
Mid Career
34.9%
Experienced
38.3%
Late Career
16.0%