Salary for designers

October 5, 2013


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Digital Design and Development Salaries

The graphic design industry is undergoing a major transformation. Whereas TV, print and outdoor advertising used to be the primary outlets for a design career, digital is the name of the game these days. As the web and mobile mediums become increasingly ubiquitous, career opportunities in graphic design are skewing more and more in this direction, and with salaries to match.

Many times we get the question “What’s the average salary for a graphic designer?” or “What is a good starting salary for an entry-level graphic designer?” and of course, the honest answer is that the salary of a graphic designer varies.

The reasons for the salary variance are:

  • Location
  • In-house vs. ‘agency’ side
  • Experience levels
  • Ability and tools used/understood
  • Communication skills
  • And of course, salary or hourly rate negotiations

Take a look at this chart of average salaries for digital designers:

Position/Salary Low High Interaction Designer (5+ years) $80, 500 $114, 500 Interaction Designer (1 to 5 years) $54, 500 $85, 000 Responsive Designer $70, 250 $101, 750 Digital Designer $63, 000 $89, 000 Information Architect $85, 000 $130, 000 User Experience (UX) Director $110, 500 $178, 000 User Experience (UX) Designer $80, 500 $126, 500 User Experience (UX) Specialist $82, 500 $124, 250 User Interface (UI) Developer $83, 500 $123, 750 Web Designer (5+ years) $80, 000 $112, 500 Web Designer (1 to 5 years) $54, 000 $84, 000 Email Marketing Designer $52, 750 $75, 000 Flash Designer/Developer $62, 250 $92, 000 HTML Developer $60, 250 $85, 500 Front-End Web Developer (3+ years) $63, 750 $100, 000 Front-End Web Developer (1 to 3 years) $50, 750 $72, 000 Mobile Designer $71, 000 $109, 500

Salary Averages: $70, 882 (Low), $106, 074 (High)
Salary High – User Experience (UX) Director – $178, 000
Salary Low – Front-End Web Developer (1 to 3 years) – $50, 750

Traditional Creative and Graphic Design Salaries

Take a look at this chart of average salaries for graphic designers:

Position/Salary Low High Graphic Designer (1 to 3 years) $38, 750 $56, 500 Graphic Designer (3 to 5 years) $51, 500 $72, 000 Graphic Designer (5+ years) $63, 500 $90, 000 Illustrator (1 to 3 years) $41, 000 $55, 000 Illustrator (3+ years) $54, 500 $78, 500 Art Director (3 to 5 years) $63, 000 $82, 500 Art Director (5+ years) $72, 750 $106, 000 Creative Director (5 to 8 years) $95, 500 $136, 000 Creative Director (8+ years) $105, 500 $185, 500
Source: designation.io
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