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Graphic Designers Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for graphic designers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graphic designers among North Carolina metropolitan areas 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,060
25th Percentile Wage
$33,610
50th Percentile Wage
$44,410
75th Percentile Wage
$59,940
90th Percentile Wage
$80,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,060.

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
$44,410
1.28% 8.40%
2016
$43,840
2.03% -
2015
$42,950
2.12% -
2014
$42,040
5.92% -
2013
$39,550
-2.86% -
2012
$40,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graphic Designers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of North Carolina ranges from $29,060 to $53,340. The highest paying area for graphic designers in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $53,340. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $49,790). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $29,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$53,340
Durham-Chapel Hill
$49,790
Raleigh-Cary
$48,780
Greensboro-High Point
$44,490
Rocky Mount
$43,570
Asheville
$43,310
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,590
Greenville
$40,980
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$40,550
Wilmington
$38,570
Burlington
$37,570
Fayetteville
$36,520
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,780
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$35,730
Goldsboro
$35,580
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,600
Jacksonville
$29,060




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