Graphic Designers Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of graphic designers in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare graphic designers salaries in different industries within the information 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 information. 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 $87,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $27,720.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
3.25% 11.79%
2.02% -
2.63% -
2.82% -
1.66% -
- -

Compare Graphic Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of graphic designers in 20 industries in the information 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 wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry with an annual salary $67,280. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $37,220). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Software Publishers
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Sound Recording Industries
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Television Broadcasting
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Other Telecommunications
Radio Broadcasting
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Newspaper Publishers

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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