Graphic Designers Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Graphic Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,990
25th Percentile Wage
$32,860
50th Percentile Wage
$41,960
75th Percentile Wage
$56,320
90th Percentile Wage
$71,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in the industry sector of retail trade. 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 $71,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $25,990.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,960-0.19%8.32%
201542,0402.93%-
201440,8103.85%-
201339,2401.96%-
201238,470--

Compare Graphic Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of graphic designers in 29 industries in the retail trade 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 building material and supplies dealers industry with an annual salary $54,730. The lowest paying industry is the sporting goods stores industry (annual salary $30,350). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$54,730
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$52,910
Health and Personal Care Stores
$50,750
Health and Personal Care Stores
$50,750
Direct Selling Establishments
$47,600
Furniture Stores
$47,290
Nonstore Retailers
$45,940
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$45,870
Automobile Dealers
$44,590
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$44,200
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$44,200
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$43,820
Grocery Stores
$43,140
Food and Beverage Stores
$42,800
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$40,930
Specialty Food Stores
$38,530
Home Furnishings Stores
$38,420
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$38,290
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$38,000
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$37,990
Clothing Stores
$37,950
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$37,700
Shoe Stores
$37,680
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$36,410
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$35,230
Book Stores and News Dealers
$33,580
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$31,140
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$30,780
Sporting Goods Stores
$30,350

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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