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What is the average salary of a graphic designer?

The best way to evaluate salary range is to go the Glassdoor, Payscale, or Salary.com. My favorite is the Linkedin Salary Insights module. It gives the latest detailed salary range based on region or at a national level. I always keep myself up to date through these sources. Atif Nagi
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Kremena’s Answer

Salaries depend on location, expertise, type of graphic design work (digital, print, for small or big companies etc.). NY and SF designers make more than the average for the country, and also there are companies that pay double the average, but you have to have exceptional design skills and some additional ones, such as motion graphic skills etc.
As a freelancer, you could probably make an average of 30-40 USD per hour, but very experienced designers could go up to 80 USD per hour (10+ years of experience).
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August’s Answer

I think how much you make will depend on the company. In my general experience, if you're working for a boutique agency, the compensation won't be that great, however your bespoke projects will be amazing. As Zahid stated before, you will be starting out in the $50k range.

Working for larger companies, but in smaller teams, has seemed to work out better for me. I'll give you real life numbers to work with; by the time I had ten years of experience, I was making $80,000 USD a year (inclusive of bonuses), Where I'm currently working, it's closer to $90,000 (inclusive of bonuses).

Much of this was how flexible I made myself within my environment. Rarely was I just designing PowerPoints, identity systems, or making landing pages. In one team, I was embedded with industrial designers, and had the opportunity to handle CMF (colours, materials, and finishes). Currently, I have pivoted to editing video and audio, but branding is still one of my chief duties.

How broad your skillset is can lead directly to projects and salary ranges you didn't think possible.
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Zahid’s Answer

The average Graphic Designer salary is $50,735 as of November 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $45,831 and $53,928. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

source: https://www.salary.com/research/salary/recruiting/graphic-designer-salary
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Audrey’s Answer

Andres, the term "graphic designer" is incredibly broad.

I cannot imagine paying a graphic designer in software (who would probably more likely be called an "interface" or "ui" designer) as little as $45k, even to start. I wouldn't be surprised to double that. I know that graphic designers who work in marketing, advertising, and other fields make much less though.
(Not sure why I keep getting an "contains email address" error to my response, I'll try to post the rest here... I'd encourage you to be very thoughtful about what kind of graphic design work you want to do. Audrey Crane
In addition to the sites listed above wrt salaries, you might also look at Robert Half, which has some specialization in design. Audrey Crane
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