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Graphic designer salary in Raleigh, NC

How much does a Graphic Designer make in Raleigh, NC?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $17.55
Low $13.05
High $23.62
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a graphic designer is $17.55 per hour in Raleigh, NC. 14 salaries reported, updated at November 17, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Raleigh, NC

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 Raleigh, NC

  1. Stefanini
    1,181 reviews6 salaries reported
    $52.44per hour
  2. $19.90per hour
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Highest paying cities for Graphic Designers near Raleigh, NC

  1. Greensboro, NC
    $27.19 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. Cary, NC
    $25.95 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $25.48 per hour
    40 salaries reported
  1. Durham, NC
    $21.23 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Hendersonville, NC
    $20.02 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Winston-Salem, NC
    $19.54 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  1. Fayetteville, NC
    $18.70 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. Raleigh, NC
    $17.55 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  3. Asheville, NC
    $16.40 per hour
    9 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 $17.55 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

Ford's Produce
Meredith College
North Carolina State University
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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 Raleigh, NC?


Job openings

Average $68,718 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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