$59,549
Avg. Salary
$25.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,869

Profit Sharing

$2,079

Commission

$3,000

The average pay for a Senior Graphic Designer is {{pay}} per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Graphic Designer is AED 230,907 per year.

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$0$86K
Salary $42,893 - $82,855
Bonus $583 - $8,245
Profit Sharing $705 - $6,940
Commission $253 - $24,658
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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$41,522 - $86,972
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,339
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $16.28 - $54.10
Overtime $21.47 - $54.30
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $583 - $8,245
Commission $253 - $24,658
Profit Sharing $705 - $6,940
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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$41,522 - $86,972
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,192

Job Description for Senior Graphic Designer

Teams that create drawings, backgrounds, lettering, or other original graphics for commercial purposes work in graphic design. A senior graphic designer is often the leader of such teams, and he or she may have one or more junior graphic designers and other support personnel working with him or her. The senior graphic designer typically will be the member of the team who receives the various jobs to be performed and works out the parameters, requirements, and scope of the design. While the designer will normally perform much of this work, he or she will also delegate graphic work to other junior graphic designers on the team, typically suggesting edits to work and giving final approval before their work is submitted.

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Senior Graphic Designer Tasks

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

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Graphic Designer


The lowest salaries can be found at CBRE Group — median pay is $61K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $50K and only reaching $74K.

Common Career Paths for Senior Graphic Designer


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Though it's uncommon, some Senior Graphic Designers move into roles as Associate Directors of Creative Services, where pay is an average $91K per year. Given that the median pay is $56K, it may be surprising to find that an Art Director is the most common role for Senior Graphic Designers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Creative Director role — which pays $83K — is also typical for Senior Graphic Designers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Senior Graphic Designer


Senior Graphic Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Macintosh, Web Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Dreamweaver, Adobe PDF, and Adobe Portable Document Format. Most people who know Adobe Illustrator also know Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Graphic Designer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Graphic Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Graphic Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 722 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Graphic Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 1,623 salaries. An experienced Senior Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 1,673 salaries. A Senior Graphic Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 643 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,562

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Senior Graphic Designer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Graphic Designer?

Senior Graphic Designer in Fayetteville:
"Your designs are limited to a customer's taste or lack of."
Be very knowledgeable about both print design (color separations, technical layouts for various presses, importance of resolution, troubleshooting designs that don't print well etc.) and make sure you are just as knowledgeable in web design, SEO, and animation design. Otherwise you pigeon-hole yourself into 1 industry and limit your pay opportunities. Realize you're amazing creative ideas will be completely watered down to suit what your customer uncreative customer prefers. You are a tool that provides a customer with the design THEY want, not the design YOU want to give them. You must be able to sacrifice your perfect design to give a customer their perfect design and also in order to meet strict stressful deadlines. Complicated designs look great, but cause huge headaches to get them to print correctly. They cause glitches in prepress software. Know what "bleed" is and use it! Know the colors you see on your monitor will not be identical when printed on a press (RGB to CMYK).

Senior Graphic Designer in Santa Monica:
"Design advice."
Design and manage. Don't get caught up in production.

Senior Graphic Designer in Frederick:
"All Types Of Design."
I went to school to be a print designer and moved to a interface designer in my career, but I still go back to the print materials a lot. So take the opportunity to learn about more than a single aspect of design in college.

Senior Graphic Designer in Bellingham:
"Get 'Real Life' Practical Experience."
Practical experience is more important than theory and high ideals. Don't force your own vision of what is good design on others - especially on your clients. Not everyone has the same opinions of what looks good. And being a snob about your own ideals helps no one. Client care and listening to what a client truly wants is more important than your own agenda.

Senior Graphic Designer in Menomonie:
"Get Experience While In School."
Do a co-op or internship. You will learn more in a real life experience then you ever will in school.

Senior Graphic Designer in Hoffman Estates:
"Poor Management."
It's a fulfilling career, fast paced multitasking required. All projects are time sensitive. Proofing your work very important. Zero tolerance for errors. Following company brand guidelines a must.

Senior Graphic Designer in Bloomington:
"Keep Learning."
Freshen your skills all the time! Learn technical things like production, prepress, web design.

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Key Stats for Senior Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1433 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

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National Average
$60,000

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Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Macintosh
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1433 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%