Graphic Designers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of graphic designers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare graphic designers salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Graphic Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) graphic designers is $70,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $26,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Graphic Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of graphic designers in 78 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for graphic designers occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $74,790. The lowest paying industry is the apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing industry (annual salary $31,150). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Paper Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Apparel Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Wood Product Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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