Graphic Designers

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

$48,700

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Graphic Designers

Currently employed

217,170

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

4%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Graphic Designers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

District of Columbia $66,450

New York $59,720

Massachusetts $58,630

Connecticut $56,650

Maryland $56,280

Washington $55,720

Virginia $54,960

California $54,670

Oregon $53,250

Rhode Island $52,970

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Maxxing your 401k as Graphic Designers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

39.0%

Per paycheck

$730.50

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,873.08
Pre Tax Retirement $730.50
Before Taxes $1,142.58
Taxes $342.77
Take Home $799.81

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