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

6.9k salaries reported, updated at June 12, 2021
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The average salary for a graphic designer is $18.28 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
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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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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 $18.28 per hour.

Top companies hiring graphic designers with the recommended skill

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Most common benefits for Graphic Designers

  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
  • Stock options
  • 403(b)
  • Employee discount
  • Disability insurance
  • Food provided
  • 401(k)
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Salary satisfaction

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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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Do graphic designers make good money?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), graphic designers earn a respectable living compared to the average for all occupations.

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