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 $71,550. 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

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

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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