GRAPHIC DESIGNER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$31,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a graphic designer make?
Graphic Designers in America make, on average, $48,210 a year or $23.18 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $72,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $31,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Graphic Designers are in Professional companies and Retail companies. Washington, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Oregon are some of the states with the best Graphic Designer salaries in the US. Most Graphic Designers spend 3.1 years in the position.

Average Graphic Designer Salary By Company

Graphic Designers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Graphic Designers are in Professional companies and Retail companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Graphic Designers are Google and IAP Worldwide Services. Companies like Microsoft and Luxottica also pay high salaries to their Graphic Designers.

Average Graphic Designer Salary By Location

Across America, Graphic Designers make on average $48,210 annually or $23.18 hourly. The top city when it comes to Graphic Designer salaries is Seattle, WA at $52,304 per year. The Seattle, WA average entry-level salary for Graphic Designers is $32,000. Washington, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Oregon are the top 5 highest earning states for Graphic Designers. North Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Arkansas are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$52,304
2
San Francisco, CA
$51,790
3
Baltimore, MD
$50,716
4
Philadelphia, PA
$50,416
5
Washington, DC
$50,289

Average Graphic Designer Salary By Industry

Wages for Graphic Designers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Internet companies, Media companies, and Retail companies pay their Graphic Designers well. Internet companies pay their Graphic Designers the highest wages, averaging $50,294 per year. Media companies and Retail companies pay well too, at $48,720 and $48,381, respectively. The average salary for Graphic Designers in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $47,196.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$50,294
2
Media
$48,720
3
Retail
$48,381
4
Professional
$47,931
5
Manufacturing
$47,643

RECENTLY ADDED Graphic Designer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Shannon Leigh
Graphic Designer
10/31/2019
$55,000
Grupo Flor
Graphic Designer
10/31/2019
$62,610
BNSF Railway
Graphic Designer
Fort Worth, TX
10/31/2019
$50,000
Mack & Associates
Graphic Designer
Chicago, IL
10/31/2019
$40,000
California Lutheran University
Graphic Designer
10/29/2019
$51,500
Robert Half
Graphic Designer
Saint Louis, MO
10/29/2019
$45,914
Elgin Community College
Graphic Designer
10/28/2019
$17,218
Robert Half
Graphic Designer
10/28/2019
$37,566
Robert Half
Graphic Designer
10/28/2019
$45,914
Randstad
Graphic Designer
10/27/2019
$33,392
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