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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,200
25th Percentile Wage
$34,990
50th Percentile Wage
$46,530
75th Percentile Wage
$61,810
90th Percentile Wage
$81,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,200.

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
$46,530
2.51% 11.88%
2016
$45,360
3.09% -
2015
$43,960
-0.20% -
2014
$44,050
3.88% -
2013
$42,340
3.16% -
2012
$41,000
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $30,390 to $59,510. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $59,510. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $56,370). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$59,510
Newark-Union
$56,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$52,780
Erie
$52,620
Lebanon
$48,350
Pittsburgh
$46,270
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$43,030
Lancaster
$42,640
Reading
$41,570
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$39,940
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,820
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$38,110
York-Hanover
$37,970
Williamsport
$37,920
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$36,010
State College
$35,810
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,990
Altoona
$32,100
Johnstown
$31,840
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,220
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,390




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