Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for graphic designers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 118,080 graphic designers currently employed in the United States.
- 50.2% of all graphic designers are women, while 49.8% are men.
- The average age of an employed graphic designer is 37 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of graphic designers is White (76.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10.2%), Asian (7.6%) and Black or African American (3.5%).
- In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
- 12% of all graphic designers are LGBT.
- Graphic designers are 50% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Graphic Designer Statistics By Gender
50.2% of graphic designers are women and 49.8% of graphic designers are men.
- Female, 50.2%
- Male, 49.8%
Graphic Designers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Graphic Designer
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Graphic Designer Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, exhibit builder and senior industrial designer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Senior Industrial Designer||91%||9%|
Graphic Designer Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among graphic designers is White, which makes up 76.1% of all graphic designers. Comparatively, there are 10.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.6% of the Asian ethnicity.
- White, 76.1%
- Hispanic or Latino, 10.2%
- Asian, 7.6%
- Black or African American, 3.5%
- Unknown, 2.3%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%
Graphic Designer Race
|Graphic Designer Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||10.2%|
|Black or African American||3.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.3%|
Graphic Designer Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$48,191|
|Hispanic or Latino||$49,697|
Graphic Designer JOBS
Average Age of a Graphic Designer
We determined the average age of graphic designers based on ethnicity and gender.
Graphic Designer Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||36.5||36|
|Hispanic or Latino||34||33|
Graphic Designer Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of graphic designer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of graphic designers is 40+ years old, which represents 39% of the population.
Graphic Designer Age
|Graphic Designer Years||Percentages|
Types of Graphic Designer Degree Levels
The most common degree for graphic designers is bachelor's degree 68% of graphic designers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 23% and rounding it off is master's degree with 3%.
- Bachelors, 68%
- Associate, 23%
- Masters, 3%
- High School Diploma, 3%
- Other Degrees, 3%
Graphic Designers By Education
|Graphic Designer Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||3%|
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Graphic Designer Wage Gap By Education
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$46,544|
Graphic Designer Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where graphic designers work. We found most graphic designers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most graphic designers is the professional industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire graphic designers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Graphic Designer Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||6%|
|50 - 100 employees||3%|
|100 - 500 employees||9%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||12%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||34%|
|> 10,000 employees||36%|
The Types Of Companies Graphic Designer Work In
Employees with the graphic designer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most graphic designers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Graphic Designer Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Graphic Designers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ graphic designers. Those industries include professional, media and technology.
Graphic Designer Industry Statistics
Graphic Designer Turnover And Employment Statistics
The Average Number of Years That Graphic Designer Stay in a Job
By looking over 120,919 graphic designers resumes, we figured out that the average graphic designer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.
Less than one year
Graphic Designer Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||24%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Graphic Designers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to graphic designers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Theater Set Production Designer||12.87%||97,246|
|Director Of Interiors||17.34%||10,606|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Graphic Designers
The most common foreign language among graphic designers is Spanish at 49.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.6% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.8%.
- Spanish, 49.7%
- French, 9.6%
- Chinese, 5.8%
- Mandarin, 4.8%
- Japanese, 4.3%
- Other, 25.8%
Graphic Designer Languages Spoken