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Graphic designer salary in New York, NY

How much does a Graphic Designer make in New York, NY?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $23.70
Low $16.75
High $33.54
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a graphic designer is $23.70 per hour in New York, NY. 297 salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in New York, NY

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Graphic Designers in New York, NY

  1. Dexian DISYS
    379 reviews10 salaries reported
    $48.17per hour
  2. $37.77per hour
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Highest paying cities for Graphic Designers near New York, NY

  1. Manhattan, NY
    $29.92 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Buffalo, NY
    $23.97 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $23.70 per hour
    297 salaries reported
  1. Brooklyn, NY
    $23.28 per hour
    44 salaries reported
  2. Garden City, NY
    $23.09 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $22.29 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  1. Queens, NY
    $21.91 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Binghamton, NY
    $17.61 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Plattsburgh, NY
    $16.30 per hour
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Graphic Designer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Graphic Designers

Most recommended skill

User Research(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 $23.70 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201217increase by 17
201387increase by 411.76%
2014106increase by 21.84%
201598decrease by 7.55%
201699increase by 1.02%
201726decrease by 73.74%
201838increase by 46.15%
201925decrease by 34.21%

Top companies hiring Graphic Designers with the recommended skill

Ralph Lauren
City of New York
Mayor's Office of Contract Services
Cowen, Inc
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Top fields of study
Fine Arts Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
125 jobs177
81 jobs89
41 jobs45
58 jobs67
1,827 jobs2,411
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Most common benefits for Graphic Designers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in New York, NY?


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Average $76,246 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Graphic Designer

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a graphic designer?

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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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