Information About Graphic Designers

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Training

Graphic designers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Graphic designers
Training for Graphic Designers
Percent
Less than High School 2.7
High School 13.0
Some College 19.3
Associates Degree 14.1
Bachelors Degree 42.5
Masters Degree 7.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment

Represents about 286,000 people in the United States- 26.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 36,000 more graphic designers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 124,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, graphic designers make $23.41 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Graphic designers $12.60 $16.00 $21.10 $28.50 $37.20
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, graphic designers make $48,690 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Graphic designers $26,210 $33,410 $44,010 $59,410 $77,370
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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