Graphic Designer Salary

Graphic Designer Job Description

Graphic designers develop visuals used in a variety of creative projects, including ads, brochures, corporate identities, packaging, presentations, promotional displays, signage and websites. They also oversee the design, layout and formatting of these materials. Candidates must possess a strong sense of concept development in addition to communication, collaboration, research, problem-solving and presentation skills. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is required. Web design skills are a plus, as is knowledge of typography, colour and production. The ability and willingness to quickly adapt to new technologies is also valued.

Typical duties of a graphic designer:

  • Developing, designing and producing graphic art that satisfies a creative brief
  • Working with creative staff to formulate and pitch concepts to clients
  • Meeting tight deadlines and staying within budget

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Salary Range
$59,000 - $84,750

Midpoint Salary

$72,250 per year

Salary range based on experience in percentile

25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
Beginner Mid-level Advanced
$59,000 $72,250 $84,750

Beginner: New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties

Mid-level: Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role

Advanced: Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available

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