Senior Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$93,000
$68,000
Min 10%
$93,000
Median 50%
$128,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Montana
Average Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a senior designer make?
The national average salary for a Senior Designer in the United States is $93,653 per year or $45.03 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $128,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $68,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Senior Designers are in Technology companies and Retail companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Senior Designer salaries are Montana, Washington, California, Massachusetts, and South Dakota. The typical employment for a Senior Designer is 4.2 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Designer
$67,143

Average Senior Designer Salary By Location

Across America, Senior Designers make on average $93,653 annually or $45.03 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Senior Designer will pay you the highest wages at around $112,767 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Senior Designers is $64,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Senior Designer salaries are Montana, Washington, California, Massachusetts, and South Dakota. On the other hand, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina report the lowest wages for Senior Designers.

Map of Senior Designer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Senior Designer Salary By Company

If you are a Senior Designer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Senior Designers are Technology companies and Retail companies. Microsoft and Apple are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Adobe and Activision Blizzard pay their Senior Designers very well.
Company
Average Salary
$159,591
$160k
$150,301
$150k
$145,089
$145k
$123,193
$123k
$122,231
$122k
$119,164
$119k
$118,924
$119k

Average Senior Designer Pay By Industry

Senior Designer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Retail companies, and Construction companies pay higher-than-average wages for Senior Designers. Technology companies pay Senior Designers an average salary of $97,874, Retail companies pay $95,025, and Construction companys come in at $93,619. The types of companies that pay Senior Designers the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $88,026.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$97,874
$98k
Retail
Retail
$95,025
$95k
Construction
Construction
$93,619
$94k
Automotive
Automotive
$92,945
$93k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$92,186
$92k
Media
Media
$91,849
$92k
Professional
Professional
$88,026
$88k

Senior Designer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Designer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Designer
04/20/2020
$141,916
Senior Designer
03/06/2020
$50,000
Senior Designer
02/10/2020
$78,263
Senior Designer
01/21/2020
$66,784
Senior Designer
12/31/2019
$135,655
Senior Designer
12/21/2019
$60,700
ZF
Senior Designer
12/14/2019
$111,072
Senior Designer
12/03/2019
$79,306
Zenda, LLC
Senior Designer
11/30/2019
$120,000
Senior Designer
11/15/2019
$55,000
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