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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,540
25th Percentile Wage
$35,810
50th Percentile Wage
$45,760
75th Percentile Wage
$57,700
90th Percentile Wage
$70,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,540.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.72
25th Percentile Wage
$17.22
50th Percentile Wage
$22.00
75th Percentile Wage
$27.74
90th Percentile Wage
$34.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for graphic designers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.11. The median hourly salary is $22.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.72.

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
201645,7602.47%13.72%
201544,6302.49%-
201443,5206.59%-
201340,6502.88%-
201239,480--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $34,830 to $53,970. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $53,970. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $51,780). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$53,970
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$51,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$48,200
Madison
$47,950
Oshkosh-Neenah
$46,690
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,360
Janesville
$45,310
Appleton
$44,910
Green Bay
$44,480
Sheboygan
$44,420
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$42,860
Racine
$41,730
Fond du Lac
$41,470
La Crosse
$41,410
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$40,770
Duluth
$38,350
Eau Claire
$37,730
Wausau
$36,510
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$36,440
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$34,830


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