Graphic Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$45,000
$32,000
$45,000
$64,000
Graphic Designers in the United States make an average salary of $45,582 per year or $21.91 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $64,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Montana, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New York provide the highest Graphic Designer salaries.
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Map of Graphic Designer Salaries

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

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Average Graphic Designer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Washington, Montana and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Graphic Designers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Alabama, Nebraska, and South Carolina.

Average Graphic Designer Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Graphic Designer, being employed by a company such as Weil, Gotshal & Manges or DLA Piper would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Microsoft and Adobe also report highly competitive salaries for Graphic Designers.
Company
Average Salary
$105,179
$105k
$96,185
$96k
$93,264
$93k
$89,029
$89k
$87,614
$88k
$86,718
$87k

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Graphic Designer Pay By Industry

The salary for a Graphic Designer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Graphic Designers tend to be found in Retail, Media, and Manufacturing companies. In fact, Graphic Designers can make a yearly salary of $46,196 while working for Retail companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$46,196
$46k
Media
Media
$46,044
$46k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$45,935
$46k
Technology
Technology
$45,324
$45k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$44,621
$45k
Professional
Professional
$43,569
$44k

Graphic Designer Salary History

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Graphic Designer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Graphic Designer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

Recently Added Graphic Designer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Graphic Designer/Immediate Start/Remote
Graphic Designer/Immediate Start/Remote
Graphic Designer/Immediate Start/Remote
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$146,090
$146,090
06/29/2020
Yes Prep Schools
Yes Prep Schools
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$55,000
$55,000
06/28/2020
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$45,914
$45,914
06/27/2020
Robert Half
Robert Half
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$36,335
$36,335
06/27/2020
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$53,040
$53,040
06/26/2020
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$37,566
$37,566
06/25/2020
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$62,610
$62,610
06/25/2020
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$41,740
$41,740
06/24/2020
Robert Half
Robert Half
Graphic Designer-Resume: Claire.Dehoet@Creativegroup.com
Graphic Designer-Resume: Claire.Dehoet@Creativegroup.com
Graphic Designer-Resume: Claire.Dehoet@Creativegroup.com
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis, MO
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/24/2020
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$43,827
$43,827
06/24/2020