Graphics Designer Salary and Multimedia Salary

There is a high demand for graphic designers today, as companies continue to grow. Many individuals wonder, before they jump with both feet into a career in graphic design, what is the graphic design pay like? Will it be enough money?

Although there are all sorts of jokes about “starving artists” and it is a well-known fact that artists like Picasso never made it big until they died, graphics design is in a league of its own. While graphics designers are considered “artists” because of their creative skills and talents, they typically work in an advertising or marketing department which provides job stability. Graphics designers, although creative individuals, are considered to be a part of the IT field, due to their using computers and special software to create their designs. So, while graphics designers are far from the top paying IT profession, they are also not starving artists either (thank goodness)!

According to www.cnnmoney.com , in the United States the median salary for a graphics designer is $44,526. The bottom 25th percentile of graphics designers make just above $39,000, and the top 75 percentile of professionals in this field make just over $51,000. The salary will vary based on geographic location, years of experience, level of education, and specific job responsibilities. Multimedia Designers’ salaries can be higher than that of graphics designers.

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Salary by State

Graphics designers, like most other professionals, have different salaries depending on which state they reside. More heavily populated states tend to pay higher salaries than the less populated states. The below numbers, from www.indeed.com, give state averages for graphics designers. These are just averages and do not include every graphics design job in each state.

Alabama : $57,000
Alaska : $49,000
Arizona : $45,000
Arkansas : $57,000
California : $52,000
Colorado : $47,000
Connecticut : $57,000
Delaware : $51,000
District of Columbia : $63,000
Florida : $50,000
Georgia : $58,000
Hawaii : $40,000
Idaho : $45,000
Illinois : $55,000
Indiana : $51,000
Iowa : $51,000
Kansas : $48,000
Kentucky : $47,000
Louisiana : $52,000
Maine : $38,000
Maryland : $56,000
Massachusetts : $60,000
Michigan : $54,000
Minnesota : $47,000
Mississippi : $58,000
Missouri : $52,000
Montana : $39,000
Nebraska : $48,000
Nevada : $49,000
New Hampshire : $45,000
New Jersey : $58,000
New Mexico : $64,000
New York : $62,000
North Carolina : $53,000
North Dakota : $50,000
Ohio : $52,000
Oklahoma : $49,000
Oregon : $53,000
Pennsylvania : $50,000
Rhode Island : $52,000
South Carolina : $44,000
South Dakota : $48,000
Tennessee : $52,000
Texas : $50,000
Utah : $45,000
Vermont : $48,000
Virginia : $60,000
Washington : $52,000
West Virginia : $63,000
Wisconsin : $41,000
Wyoming : $61,000

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