Graphic designer

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How much does a Graphic Designer make in the United States?

Average base salary
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7.1k salaries reported, updated at Jun 04, 2020
$3,506
per month
The average salary for a graphic designer is $3,506 per month in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Health insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for graphic designers

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earn +89.85% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 34.21% since 2018. Graphic Designers with this skill earn +89.85% more than the average base salary, which is $3,506 per month.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Sketch
+28.12%
177Company icon
Cinema 4D
+27.07%
89Company icon
InVision
+27.27%
45Company icon
Sketchup
+25.58%
67Company icon
Adobe Creative Suite
+9.81%
2,411Company icon
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Top field of study
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Fine Arts Degree
+12.15%
112 jobs
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Graphic Design Degree
+6.21%
1,025 jobs
1,230Company icon
Architecture Degree
+27.57%
13 jobs
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Most common benefits for Graphic Designers

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
  • Parental leave
  • Work from home
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance

Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,418 ratings

43% of Graphic designers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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