Graphic Designer Salaries

Updated 30 Sept 2023
Total Pay Range
$45T - $70T/yr
Average Base Pay

50,564 salaries

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$2,570Range$1,491 - $4,703
The average salary for Graphic Designer is $55,752 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Graphic Designer in the United States is $2,570, with a range from $1,927 - $3,598. Salaries estimates are based on 50564 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Graphic Designer employees in United States.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $45T-$70T/yr?

What is the salary trajectory for a Graphic Designer?

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$55,752 /yr
Graphic Designer
$79,011 /yr
Senior Graphic Designer
$63,909 /yr
Adjunct Graphic Designer
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What is the salary trajectory for a Graphic Designer?

Job TitleSalary
Graphic Designer$55,752 /yr
Senior Graphic Designer$79,011 /yr
Adjunct Graphic Designer$63,909 /yr

What are some related job titles for a Graphic Designer?

Assistant Graphic Designer

$43,021

per year

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Associate Graphic Designer

$50,634

per year

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Freelance Graphic Designer

$51,791

per year

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Graphic Design Intern

$38,712

per year

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What is the salary trajectory for a Graphic Designer?

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$55,752 /yr
Graphic Designer
$79,011 /yr
Senior Graphic Designer
$63,909 /yr
Adjunct Graphic Designer
See Full Career Path

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What is the salary trajectory for a Graphic Designer?

Job TitleSalary
Graphic Designer$55,752 /yr
Senior Graphic Designer$79,011 /yr
Adjunct Graphic Designer$63,909 /yr

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Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $18 - $39
656 salaries
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$18

$39

$18 - $39 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Graphic Designer

$58,928

 /yr
Range: $37T - $95T
327 salaries
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$37T

$95T

$36,555 - $94,994 Range

4.4

SelfEmployed.com

Graphic Designer

$52,010

 /yr
Range: $33T - $82T
306 salaries
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$33T

$82T

$32,806 - $82,455 Range

FastSigns
3.4

FastSigns

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $16 - $32
217 salaries
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$16

$32

$16 - $32 Range

Google
4.4

Google

Graphic Designer

$83,247

 /yr
Range: $52T - $1L
148 salaries
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$52T

$1L

$52,456 - $1,34,336 Range

Freelance
4.2

Freelance

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $17 - $39
127 salaries
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$17

$39

$17 - $39 Range

freelance
4.3

freelance

Graphic Designer

$53,861

 /yr
Range: $36T - $82T
116 salaries
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$36T

$82T

$35,565 - $81,569 Range

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Gannett
3

Gannett

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $17 - $37
100 salaries
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$17

$37

$17 - $37 Range

Minuteman Press International
3.4

Minuteman Press International

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $16 - $32
98 salaries
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$16

$32

$16 - $32 Range

Amazon
4.1

Amazon

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $18 - $47
90 salaries
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$18

$47

$18 - $47 Range

Creative Circle
4.1

Creative Circle

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $17 - $41
82 salaries
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$17

$41

$17 - $41 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Graphic Designer

$50,913

 /yr
Range: $34T - $76T
81 salaries
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$34T

$76T

$34,151 - $75,902 Range

Signarama
3.5

Signarama

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $16 - $31
73 salaries
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$16

$31

$16 - $31 Range

AlphaGraphics
3.3

AlphaGraphics

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $16 - $31
73 salaries
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$16

$31

$16 - $31 Range

Walt Disney Company
3.9

Walt Disney Company

Graphic Designer

$62,517

 /yr
Range: $42T - $93T
68 salaries
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$42T

$93T

$42,241 - $92,526 Range

Big Frog Custom Tshirts & More
3.2

Big Frog Custom Tshirts & More

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $15 - $31
67 salaries
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$15

$31

$15 - $31 Range

CBRE
4

CBRE

Graphic Designer

$61,303

 /yr
Range: $45T - $84T
62 salaries
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$45T

$84T

$45,030 - $83,960 Range

Robert Half
3.8

Robert Half

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $19 - $40
61 salaries
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$19

$40

$19 - $40 Range

The UPS Store
3.6

The UPS Store

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $16 - $31
61 salaries
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$16

$31

$16 - $31 Range

Minuteman Press
3.5

Minuteman Press

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $16 - $32
59 salaries
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$16

$32

$16 - $32 Range

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Graphic Designer Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Graphic Designer salaries - 656 salaries reported$26/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 327 salaries reported$58,928/yr
Graphic Designer salaries - 306 salaries reported$52,010/yr
Graphic Designer salaries - 217 salaries reported$23/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 148 salaries reported$83,247/yr
Graphic Designer salaries - 127 salaries reported$26/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 116 salaries reported$53,861/yr
Graphic Designer salaries - 100 salaries reported$25/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 98 salaries reported$23/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 90 salaries reported$29/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 82 salaries reported$26/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 81 salaries reported$50,913/yr
Graphic Designer salaries - 73 salaries reported$22/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 73 salaries reported$22/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 68 salaries reported$62,517/yr
Graphic Designer salaries - 67 salaries reported$22/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 62 salaries reported$61,303/yr
Graphic Designer salaries - 61 salaries reported$27/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 61 salaries reported$22/hr
Graphic Designer salaries - 59 salaries reported$23/hr
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$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Graphics with more than 15 years of experience

$48,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Graphic Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Graphic Designer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$53,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Graphic Designer with more than 15 years of experience

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$87,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$4,000/yr

9 days ago by a Graphic Designer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$35,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Graphic Designer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$53,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Production Designer with more than 15 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Graphic Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Recent user submitted salaries for Graphics?

Base PayCash BonusStock Bonus
$18 /hr
$48T /yr
$42T /yr
$53T /yr
$87T /yr$4T /yr
$35T /yr
$53T /yr
$60T /yr

Frequently asked questions about a Graphic Designer salaries

The average salary for a Graphic Designer is $55,752 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 50564 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Graphic Designer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Graphic Designer in United States is $69,542 per year.

The lowest salary for a Graphic Designer in United States is $44,818 per year.

Graphic designers earn similar compensation to special effects artists and animators. Some graphic designers are self-employed freelancers while others work as salaried employees across all industries. Graphic designers who work for specialized design services firms, public relations firms, or advertising firms generally have higher salaries than those who work for newspapers, printing firms or publishers. Freelancers' pay varies by the number of contracts they secure and the rates they charge.

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Thanks to anonymous ratings shared on Glassdoor, we know that about 78% of graphic designers are satisfied with their salaries. Having five or more years of experience in the field can help lead to a good salary for graphic designers.

Total pay for graphic designers falls within a fairly wide range from $36,838.07 to $84,718.56. If you stick to the typical graphic designer career path, after years in the field, you may see an estimated average total pay of $55,752.19, which may include benefits such as bonuses or stock options. From that point on, it's common to move up to more senior positions, like art director.

Want to boost your earnings throughout your graphic design career? Make sure your skill set is up to par. Most graphic designers don't need to continue their formal education beyond a bachelor's degree, but it is crucial that you're knowledgeable about design-related software and programs such as HTML, CSS, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sketch, and InDesign. It's important to remember that graphic design is a highly creative field. Having a deep understanding of how to adjust your aesthetic to meet different brands' needs will help you move forward and earn more.

Before heading into any salary negotiations, it can be useful to take a look at how much other graphic designers make in your area, as well as what they earn by level of seniority. Having that baseline knowledge will help you assess where you fall and the kind of salary you should seek from employers. Next, package your work into an easy-to-navigate online portfolio that speaks to your design sensibility and ability to deliver for clients. Be prepared to talk through your experience in graphic designer roles, lessons you've learned, and skills you have that make you invaluable to clients.

About 77.91% of Graphic Designer professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $2,570 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Graphic Designer in United States as a good salary.

Graphic Designer professionals in United States have a wide total pay range, between $36,838 and $84,719 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $55,752 following the average career path of a Graphic Designer.

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