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
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 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 $71,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $26,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.32% 9.52%
-0.19% -
2.93% -
3.85% -
1.96% -
- -

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

The average salaries of graphic designers in 35 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 health and personal care stores industry with an annual salary $57,140. The lowest paying industry is the book stores and news dealers industry (annual salary $29,640). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Furniture Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Direct Selling Establishments
Nonstore Retailers
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Food and Beverage Stores
Grocery Stores
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
Home Furnishings Stores
Automobile Dealers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Clothing Stores
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
Specialty Food Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
General Merchandise Stores
Shoe Stores
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Other General Merchandise Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Used Merchandise Stores
Book Stores and News Dealers

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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