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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
$27,950
25th Percentile Wage
$36,480
50th Percentile Wage
$46,520
75th Percentile Wage
$59,300
90th Percentile Wage
$74,550

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 $74,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $27,950.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,520
1.50% 5.93%
2016
$45,820
3.58% -
2015
$44,180
-1.22% -
2014
$44,720
1.41% -
2013
$44,090
0.75% -
2012
$43,760
- -

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

The average salaries of graphic designers in 14 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 spectator sports industry with an annual salary $49,770. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $24,960). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Spectator Sports
$49,770
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$48,550
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,300
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,300
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$46,500
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$46,040
Performing Arts Companies
$45,360
Gambling Industries
$45,310
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$45,170
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$45,120
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$44,900
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$44,630
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$41,680
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$24,960

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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