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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 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,680
25th Percentile Wage
$33,890
50th Percentile Wage
$45,300
75th Percentile Wage
$58,420
90th Percentile Wage
$70,640

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 $70,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,680.

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
$45,300
7.79% 17.66%
2016
$41,770
3.18% -
2015
$40,440
-0.40% -
2014
$40,600
3.77% -
2013
$39,070
4.53% -
2012
$37,300
- -

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 $24,970 to $50,240. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $50,240. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Jackson (mean annual salary $49,070). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$50,240
Jackson
$49,070
Knoxville
$47,870
Memphis
$43,850
Chattanooga
$39,480
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$39,040
Clarksville
$37,400
Morristown
$37,260
Johnson City
$32,900
Cleveland
$31,340
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,100
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$28,090
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,970




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