The average annual and hourly salaries for graphic designers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graphic designers amongst Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$30,970|
|25th Percentile Wage||$37,930|
|50th Percentile Wage||$50,320|
|75th Percentile Wage||$67,960|
|90th Percentile Wage||$86,340|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,970.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Colorado ranges from $39,090 to $60,840. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $60,840. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $52,210). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $39,090.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Fort Collins-Loveland|| |
|East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area|| |
|West Colorado nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Colorado Springs|| |
|Grand Junction|| |