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Graphic Designers Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of graphic designers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare graphic designers salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Graphic Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,860
25th Percentile Wage
$37,280
50th Percentile Wage
$51,100
75th Percentile Wage
$69,340
90th Percentile Wage
$90,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $90,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $28,860.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,100
1.14% 7.87%
2016
$50,520
0.40% -
2015
$50,320
2.34% -
2014
$49,140
2.75% -
2013
$47,790
1.49% -
2012
$47,080
- -

Compare Graphic Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of graphic designers in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 legal services industry with an annual salary $68,470. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $42,640). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$68,470
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$63,640
Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,590
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$63,580
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$60,490
Engineering Services
$59,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$57,940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$55,290
Testing Laboratories
$54,760
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$53,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,100
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$49,530
Specialized Design Services
$48,360
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,140
Photographic Services
$42,640

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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