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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
$28,920
25th Percentile Wage
$37,060
50th Percentile Wage
$50,520
75th Percentile Wage
$68,640
90th Percentile Wage
$89,950

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 $89,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $28,920.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,5200.40%6.81%
201550,3202.34%-
201449,1402.75%-
201347,7901.49%-
201247,080--

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 $66,810. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $43,110). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$66,810
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$63,710
Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,280
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$63,150
Testing Laboratories
$59,170
Engineering Services
$57,380
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$56,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,600
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$53,560
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$53,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,520
Specialized Design Services
$49,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,610
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$48,370
Photographic Services
$43,110

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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