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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Tennessee

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,480
25th Percentile Wage
$33,450
50th Percentile Wage
$41,770
75th Percentile Wage
$55,410
90th Percentile Wage
$66,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.73
25th Percentile Wage
$16.07
50th Percentile Wage
$20.07
75th Percentile Wage
$26.64
90th Percentile Wage
$31.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for graphic designers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.97. The median hourly salary is $20.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.73.

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
201641,7703.18%10.70%
201540,440-0.40%-
201440,6003.77%-
201339,0704.53%-
201237,300--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Tennessee ranges from $24,490 to $46,280. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $46,280. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $44,300). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$46,280
Memphis
$44,300
Chattanooga
$42,480
Jackson
$39,690
Knoxville
$38,620
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,070
Morristown
$35,530
Johnson City
$33,600
Clarksville
$32,940
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,910
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,530
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,490



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