Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$67,000
$45,000
Min 10%
$67,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a designer make?
The national average salary for a Designer in the United States is $67,143 per year or $32.28 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $98,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $45,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Designers are in Technology companies and Finance companies. The best states for high paying Designer jobs are Washington, Montana, Oregon, California, and Colorado. The typical employment in the position spans 3.1 years.
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Average Designer Salary By Location

Across America, Designers make on average $67,143 annually or $32.28 hourly. Designers make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $80,075 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Designers is $45,000. Some of the states with the best Designer salaries are Washington, Montana, Oregon, California, Colorado, Idaho, and South Dakota. Nebraska, Kentucky, and South Carolina have the lowest Designer salaries.

Map of Designer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Designer Salary By Company

Designers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Technology companies and Finance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Apple and Microsoft are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Adobe and Activision Blizzard pay their Designers very well.
Company
Average Salary
$150,862
$151k
$137,104
$137k
$130,659
$131k
$117,927
$118k
$115,521
$116k
$114,490
$114k
$112,539
$113k
$107,660
$108k

Average Designer Pay By Industry

Wages for Designers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Energy companies, Retail companies, and Finance companies tend to have the highest salaries for Designers. Energy companies pay their Designers the highest wages, averaging $72,328 per year. Retail companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $69,936 and $69,460, respectively. The average salary for Designers in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $60,493.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$72,328
$72k
Retail
Retail
$69,936
$70k
Finance
Finance
$69,460
$69k
Technology
Technology
$69,204
$69k
Construction
Construction
$69,007
$69k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$66,088
$66k
Media
Media
$65,753
$66k
Automotive
Automotive
$65,631
$66k
Professional
Professional
$60,493
$60k

Designer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Designer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Designer can range from $42,773 to $94,609 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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