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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for graphic designers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graphic designers among Kentucky cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Graphic Designers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,380
25th Percentile Wage
$30,240
50th Percentile Wage
$38,330
75th Percentile Wage
$49,880
90th Percentile Wage
$63,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,330
0.99% 2.69%
2016
$37,950
1.24% -
2015
$37,480
0.43% -
2014
$37,320
-0.32% -
2013
$37,440
0.37% -
2012
$37,300
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graphic Designers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Kentucky ranges from $26,740 to $42,440. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $42,440. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $39,970). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$42,440
Lexington-Fayette
$39,970
Evansville
$37,450
Elizabethtown
$35,740
Owensboro
$35,230
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$34,250
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$33,070
Bowling Green
$32,560
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$29,120
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$26,740




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