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Graphic Designers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of graphic designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare graphic designers salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Graphic Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,190
25th Percentile Wage
$35,140
50th Percentile Wage
$45,820
75th Percentile Wage
$59,690
90th Percentile Wage
$76,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $76,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $27,190.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,8203.58%4.50%
201544,180-1.22%-
201444,7201.41%-
201344,0900.75%-
201243,760--

Compare Graphic Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of graphic designers in 13 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $50,340. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $31,660). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$50,340
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$49,770
Spectator Sports
$48,580
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$46,460
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$46,460
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$46,420
Performing Arts Companies
$44,530
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$44,340
Gambling Industries
$43,310
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$43,200
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$43,060
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$38,540
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$31,660

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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