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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,400
25th Percentile Wage
$39,090
50th Percentile Wage
$53,850
75th Percentile Wage
$68,630
90th Percentile Wage
$85,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.61
25th Percentile Wage
$18.79
50th Percentile Wage
$25.89
75th Percentile Wage
$33.00
90th Percentile Wage
$40.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for graphic designers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.89. The median hourly salary is $25.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.61.

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
201653,8501.26%10.51%
201553,1701.88%-
201452,1704.87%-
201349,6302.90%-
201248,190--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Washington ranges from $30,660 to $58,790. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $58,790. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $58,390). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$58,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$58,390
Tacoma
$52,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$52,030
Olympia
$51,080
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$48,680
Bremerton-Silverdale
$47,420
Spokane
$40,600
Yakima
$37,150
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,820
Bellingham
$36,160
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$35,980
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$34,810
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$34,410
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$30,660


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