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Graphic Designers Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,780
25th Percentile Wage
$44,080
50th Percentile Wage
$59,720
75th Percentile Wage
$79,330
90th Percentile Wage
$105,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,780.

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
$59,720
3.08% 8.46%
2016
$57,880
0.24% -
2015
$57,740
3.38% -
2014
$55,790
0.68% -
2013
$55,410
1.34% -
2012
$54,670
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graphic Designers in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of New York ranges from $31,890 to $61,980. The highest paying area for graphic designers in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $61,980. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $60,820). The lowest paying area is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$61,980
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$60,820
Ithaca
$55,230
Kingston
$51,690
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$50,000
Nassau-Suffolk
$47,700
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$45,040
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$44,380
Rochester
$44,170
Binghamton
$44,130
Syracuse
$41,520
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$38,770
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$38,500
Utica-Rome
$38,150
Glens Falls
$37,610
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$37,290
Elmira
$36,220
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$31,890




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