Graphic Designer Salary

graphic-designer-salary-chart.jpgGraphic designers produce and design digital graphics for promotional and commercial demands, such as logos, displays, and packaging.

Salary

The average annual salary of a graphic designer is $48,730. The bottom 10% of graphic designers earns at most $26,250 while the top 10% earns at least $77,490 a year. The median salary of a graphic designer is $48,730.

The best industries for employment are specialized design services (25,140 employed; $51,300 average salary); newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers (23,410 employed; $43,470 average); and advertising, public relations, and related services (20,560 employed; $50,590 average). The top paying industry is the federal executive branch, paying on average $76,040.

The top paying states are the District of Columbia ($67,500 average salary), New York ($59,140), and Connecticut ($57,490).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of graphic designers is expected to increase 7% over 2012-2022. This is slower than average.

Graphic Designer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $22,500 $36,520 $63,910 $39,800
Alaska $28,990 $46,300 $89,410 $53,590
Arizona $26,580 $41,800 $62,990 $43,980
Arkansas $22,680 $34,710 $58,910 $38,590
California $31,150 $52,010 $92,490 $57,070
Colorado $27,900 $44,810 $70,710 $47,360
Connecticut $31,390 $50,790 $89,310 $56,370
Delaware $26,990 $44,850 $68,340 $45,740
Florida $25,460 $40,370 $69,080 $44,060
Georgia $24,510 $46,050 $78,810 $49,880
Hawaii $21,320 $38,400 $65,840 $40,720
Idaho $22,650 $37,920 $71,190 $42,750
Illinois $25,960 $46,000 $81,950 $50,440
Indiana $25,350 $37,700 $59,080 $40,700
Iowa $22,640 $35,850 $58,580 $38,500
Kansas $23,900 $40,090 $69,530 $43,960
Kentucky $22,390 $37,440 $59,210 $39,170
Louisiana $24,370 $36,970 $57,110 $38,910
Maine $24,390 $35,300 $60,280 $39,040
Maryland $31,900 $53,650 $88,200 $56,850
Massachusetts $33,360 $50,080 $78,880 $53,730
Michigan $26,670 $43,710 $74,890 $48,480
Minnesota $27,810 $48,670 $76,590 $51,260
Mississippi $22,400 $33,760 $56,030 $36,630
Missouri $23,830 $40,000 $74,830 $45,570
Montana $18,430 $30,270 $59,740 $36,790
Nebraska $25,860 $40,380 $63,140 $42,250
Nevada $29,000 $47,080 $74,550 $49,480
New Hampshire $27,850 $42,590 $66,580 $45,390
New Jersey $29,000 $47,210 $77,760 $51,420
New Mexico $23,710 $36,850 $62,490 $40,550
New York $31,120 $55,410 $96,610 $60,400
North Carolina $25,140 $39,550 $68,870 $43,650
North Dakota $22,830 $31,060 $46,800 $33,360
Ohio $25,440 $42,920 $70,870 $46,120
Oklahoma $23,290 $36,480 $62,870 $39,700
Oregon $27,150 $43,720 $72,100 $47,080
Pennsylvania $26,510 $42,340 $74,010 $46,360
Rhode Island $32,620 $50,170 $80,290 $53,420
South Carolina $23,560 $37,230 $58,510 $39,620
South Dakota $25,510 $33,850 $46,450 $34,730
Tennessee $25,170 $39,070 $66,500 $42,890
Texas $25,880 $40,760 $69,840 $44,750
Utah $25,950 $41,490 $70,870 $45,850
Vermont $26,890 $39,860 $72,550 $45,120
Virginia $29,960 $51,780 $87,470 $55,560
Washington $31,080 $49,630 $88,190 $54,750
West Virginia $20,870 $34,830 $61,950 $39,340
Wisconsin $25,590 $40,650 $65,860 $43,420
Wyoming $24,090 $36,280 $54,750 $37,890