Salary Guide: Graphic Designers

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Salary Guide: Graphic Designers
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Graphic Designers create graphics that meet the needs of client specifications. Nationwide there are over 190,000 Graphic Designers who earn an average salary of $48,140.

Most Graphic Designers hold a bachelor’s degree but certificate programs and associate’s degrees can lead to graphic design assistant positions. Over 300 postsecondary institutions are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design to certify Graphic Designers and award graphic design degrees.

Most Graphic Designers hold a bachelor’s degree but certificate programs and associate’s degrees can lead to graphic design assistant positions.

Explore Graphic Design programs in your area or online.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $45,010

Alaska: $45,080

Arizona: $43,480

Arkansas: $36,580

California: $57,240

Colorado: $44,190

Connecticut: $57,040

Delaware: $48,410

District of Columbia: $66,020

Florida: $42,700

Georgia: $48,760

Hawaii: $41,720

Idaho: $36,770

Illinois: $51,220

Indiana: $39,400

Iowa: $39,710

Kansas: $39,860

Kentucky: $38,090

Louisiana: $37,630

Maine: $41,680

Maryland: $52,920

Massachusetts: $52,170

Michigan: $42,220

Minnesota: $45,640

Mississippi: $34,320

Missouri: $44,910

Montana: $36,860

Nebraska: $37,630

Nevada: $47,300

New Hampshire: $42,640

New Jersey: $50,720

New Mexico: $44,910

New York: $57,510

North Carolina: $43,550

North Dakota: $35,030

Ohio: $42,940

Oklahoma: $34,470

Oregon: $44,320

Pennsylvania: $43,470

Rhode Island: $52,040

South Carolina: $41,330

South Dakota: $32,910

Tennessee: $39,350

Texas: $44,590

Utah: $41,990

Vermont: $41,170

Virginia: $51,900

Washington: $50,080

West Virginia: $38,090

Wisconsin: $42,010

Wyoming: $35,770

Salaries for the Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $60,320

2. Los Angeles: $55,980

3. Chicago: $53,900

4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $47,490

5. Philadelphia: $49,560

6. Houston: $45,480

7. Washington DC: $60,450

8. Miami: $45,050

9. Atlanta: $52,430

10. Boston: $53,590

11. San Francisco: $69,440

12. Detroit: $41,530

13. Riverside: $44,420

14. Phoenix: $44,640

15. Seattle: $54,840

16. Minneapolis: $48,120

17. San Diego: $48,910

18. St. Louis: $47,240

19. Tampa: $40,210

20. Baltimore: $48,580

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  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.

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