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Best Jobs For Graphic Communications Major

If you recently graduated from college and are having a hard time finding a job, you are not alone. Luckily enough, we set out to help graduates with a graphic communications degree to find the perfect job. After looking through 8,311 graphic communications major resumes and millions of job listings, we were able to find which are most preferred jobs by graphic communications major graduates.

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Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
32,465
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
34,769
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
61,920
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
69,739
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$50,000
Job openings
7,253
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, and other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.
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Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
14,804
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
32,286
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$68,000
Job openings
36,922
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
57,669
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
105,846
Top Locations:
Jacksonville, FL;  Plano, TX;  Kansas City, MO;  
Job Description:
Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (called parts salespersons). Both types of workers help customers find the products they want and process customers’ payments.
Starting Salary
$35,000
Job openings
42,414
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$46,000
Job openings
30,563
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
42,790
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Charlotte, NC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$45,000
Job openings
33,688
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$67,000
Job openings
30,491
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
52,253
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.
Starting Salary
$35,000
Job openings
49,671
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$43,000
Job openings
42,293
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$42,000
Job openings
46,097
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
A Production Supervisor manufactures products through organizing and monitoring the work flow. They also develop and implement policies and procedures, and recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, and operating procedures.
Starting Salary
$44,000
Job openings
6,607
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
32,492
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$53,000
Job openings
29,840
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
40,926
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
6,745
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
52,961
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
45,542
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Project Coordinator runs, administers, and organizes all project activities in an organization. They also provide work direction to staff.
Starting Salary
$39,000
Job openings
45,093
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
An Operation Supervisor coordinates the daily activities of an operations unit. They determine the workflow and scheduling of workers, complete reports, and implement operational policies and procedures.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
53,512
Top Locations:
Ann Arbor, MI;  New York, NY;  Cedar Rapids, IA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$38,000
Job openings
36,546
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$80,000
Job openings
34,731
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
67,025
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
35,272
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$57,000
Job openings
65,335
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and the usability of products when developing new product concepts.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
129,387
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Account Executives are responsible for looking after the company's client as well as keeping the company-client relationships at a high standard. Their goal is to increase the amount of business a company does with those clients.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
59,574
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Visual Merchandiser creates attractive visual displays and strategies to promote retail brands, products, and services. They conduct research on current and future trends in design and lifestyle, as well as revise and present design ideas with assistant merchandisers.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
16,875
Top Locations:
Washington, DC;  Mesa, AZ;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
41,678
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
33,902
Top Locations:
Denver, CO;  Saint Louis, MO;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
33,648
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
44,375
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
Starting Salary
$72,000
Job openings
31,537
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
126,751
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
14,948
Top Locations:
Jacksonville, FL;  Washington, DC;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
32,483
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$47,000
Job openings
32,975
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
57,750
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
51,023
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
5,927
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
36,150
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$75,000
Job openings
122,212
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.

Graphic Communications Major Jobs

Average Salary For a Graphic Communications Major

As a graphic communications major, you might be surprised with how much your salary might vary depending on the industry you choose to work in. For example, if you were to work in the finance industry, you might only make $49,097 annually, but you could make $73,438 in the professional industry. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should choose the industry you want to work in carefully.

RankIndustryAverage Graphic Communications Salary Graphic Communications Salary Range
1
Professional
$73,438
$44k
$87k
2
Media
$68,507
$44k
$87k
3
Technology
$62,155
$44k
$87k
4
Retail
$56,701
$44k
$87k
5
Manufacturing
$54,572
$44k
$87k

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Updated July 15, 2020