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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for graphic designers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graphic designers amongst Massachusetts 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,120
25th Percentile Wage
$42,690
50th Percentile Wage
$55,590
75th Percentile Wage
$70,360
90th Percentile Wage
$85,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.92
25th Percentile Wage
$20.52
50th Percentile Wage
$26.73
75th Percentile Wage
$33.83
90th Percentile Wage
$41.25

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for graphic designers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.25. The median hourly salary is $26.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.92.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,5902.88%9.32%
201553,9903.56%-
201452,0703.82%-
201350,080-0.66%-
201250,410--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $33,550 to $62,980. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Massachusetts is Framingham with a median annual salary of $62,980. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $58,210). The lowest paying area is Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner with a median annual salary of $33,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Framingham
$62,980
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$57,470
Peabody
$55,960
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$54,530
Springfield
$50,940
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$47,930
Worcester
$45,010
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$43,920
Barnstable Town
$42,230
New Bedford
$41,240
Pittsfield
$38,590
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$38,140
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$33,550



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