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
$26,070
25th Percentile Wage
$32,360
50th Percentile Wage
$40,950
75th Percentile Wage
$54,580
90th Percentile Wage
$70,820

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
201640,9501.88%5.81%
201540,180-0.35%-
201440,3203.12%-
201339,0601.25%-
201238,570--

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
$74,790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$61,720
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$60,910
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$60,870
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$59,700
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$59,670
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$58,040
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$54,910
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$54,810
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$54,710
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$52,960
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$52,860
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$52,820
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$51,810
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$51,690
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$51,420
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$51,360
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$51,060
Textile Furnishings Mills
$50,950
Paper Manufacturing
$50,760
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$50,730
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$50,670
Chemical Manufacturing
$50,470
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$49,970
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$49,810
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$49,740
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$49,580
Other Food Manufacturing
$49,390
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$49,170
Machinery Manufacturing
$49,090
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$48,990
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$48,930
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$48,780
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$48,660
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$48,610
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$48,510
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$48,330
Beverage Manufacturing
$47,760
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$47,750
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$47,710
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$47,690
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$47,470
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$47,340
Apparel Manufacturing
$47,090
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$47,050
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$46,970
Food Manufacturing
$46,800
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$46,680
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$46,640
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$46,280
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$45,720
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$45,390
Textile Mills
$44,960
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$44,710
Footwear Manufacturing
$44,510
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$44,220
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$44,130
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$44,060
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$43,910
Fabric Mills
$43,120
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$43,080
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$42,130
Textile Product Mills
$41,470
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$41,060
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$40,830
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$39,280
Animal Food Manufacturing
$39,260
Other Textile Product Mills
$39,230
Wood Product Manufacturing
$39,150
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$38,990
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$38,800
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,540
Printing and Related Support Activities
$38,360
Printing and Related Support Activities
$38,360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,100
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$35,800
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$35,490
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$31,150

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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