Graphic designer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Graphic designer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $78,050
New York $63,770
Massachusetts $63,490
Washington $62,990
New Jersey $62,800
Rhode Island $62,800
California $62,310
Maryland $61,940
Connecticut $60,490
Colorado $60,110
Minnesota $60,110
Virginia $59,760
Delaware $54,650
Georgia $53,500
Oregon $51,110
Hawaii $49,980
New Hampshire $49,980
Michigan $49,710
Illinois $49,670
Pennsylvania $49,510
Alaska $49,110
Arizona $49,110
Wisconsin $49,100
North Carolina $49,080
Nevada $48,940
Ohio $48,940
Nebraska $48,930
Utah $48,930
Florida $48,900
Alabama $48,050
Kentucky $47,600
Texas $47,560
Tennessee $47,410
Vermont $47,230
South Carolina $47,110
Kansas $47,090
Indiana $47,040
Montana $47,040
Wyoming $47,040
Oklahoma $46,730
Missouri $46,130
Maine $43,680
Iowa $39,480
North Dakota $39,470
Arkansas $39,440
Idaho $38,960
West Virginia $38,730
Louisiana $38,700
New Mexico $38,590
South Dakota $38,340
Mississippi $38,210
Guam $30,100
Puerto Rico $29,770

How do graphic designer salaries compare to similar careers?

Graphic designers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than exhibit designers but more than sound engineering technicians.

Career Median Salary
Exhibit designer salary $55K
Interior designer salary $60K
Camera operator salary $49K
Drafter salary $60K
Model maker salary $61K
Graphic designer salary $51K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $50K
Audio visual technician salary $49K
Museum conservator salary $48K
Sound engineering technician salary $45K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)