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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 amongst Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,980
25th Percentile Wage
$41,230
50th Percentile Wage
$55,720
75th Percentile Wage
$70,820
90th Percentile Wage
$87,000

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 $87,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,980.

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
$55,720
3.36% 13.51%
2016
$53,850
1.26% -
2015
$53,170
1.88% -
2014
$52,170
4.87% -
2013
$49,630
2.90% -
2012
$48,190
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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 $31,300 to $65,020. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $65,020. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $60,160). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$65,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$60,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$60,060
Tacoma
$57,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$55,850
Olympia
$54,540
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$47,330
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$44,540
Spokane
$42,390
Bellingham
$39,510
Yakima
$37,810
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,820
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$35,980
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$34,410
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$32,840
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$31,300




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