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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Colorado

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 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Graphic Designers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,320
4.13% 15.96%
2016
$48,240
-2.72% -
2015
$49,550
7.85% -
2014
$45,660
1.86% -
2013
$44,810
5.62% -
2012
$42,290
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graphic Designers in Colorado Cities

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
Boulder
$60,840
Fort Collins-Loveland
$52,210
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,580
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,720
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,560
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$49,250
Colorado Springs
$47,420
Pueblo
$44,900
Greeley
$40,020
Grand Junction
$39,090




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