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Salaries of Graphic and Web Designer

Graphic designers express their creativity every day. As well as picking colour palettes and choosing imagery and type they also have to think ‘outside the box’ to solve challenging briefs. If you‘re a creative type, with a good eye for detail, graphic design gives you the opportunity to bring your ideas to life.

So what’s the average salary of a graphic designer? A designer with medium experience earns between $45,000 and $55,000 in the US on average. But skill set, experience and level of responsibility all play a big role in graphic designer salaries (not to mention, country or state).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 2016 median annual wage for graphic designers was $47,640. However, there is definitely room to grow, with high-earning positions available and the top 10 percent of designers making over $82,000 annually.

Another reason that makes web design a good career choice is its low employment qualifications. While most occupations typically require a bachelor’s degree, you can find a web designer’s job with an associate degree in web design or a related field

A survey of nearly 1,800 web designers and job postings conducted by Indeed.com found that the average website designer salary per hour was $22.40 between 2015 and 2018. This equates to an average annual salary of $46,592.

An early career Web Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,611 based on 2,177 salaries. A mid-career Web Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,603 based on 1,046 salaries.

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