Graphic Designer Salary

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How much does a graphic designer make?

Graphic designers earn a good salary for their design work. Graphic designers, aka graphic artists, create, plan, and analyze visual graphics for promotional or commercial needs. Graphic designers may design graphics for marketing brochures for products and services, displays, packaging, or logos. Graphic designers may develop the production design and overall layout of newspapers, journals, corporate reports, magazines, and other publications. Graphic designers may use a variety of mediums for their creative art designs. Graphic designers use the most effective way to get messages across in print and electronic media by using type, color, photography, illustration, animation, and print and layout techniques. Graphic designers may also create the credits appearing before and after movies and television programs.

How much does a graphic designer make?

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The majority of graphic designers work in specialized design services, such as advertising services; printing; newspaper; book, magazine, and directory publishers. Graphic designers use their technical skills and creativity to create visuals that conveys the message of the client, whether it be in print, television, or web. Graphic designers designs are often used to help sell products to customers through print ads, television commercials and Web ads. Graphic designers may work for websites where the designers specialize in website graphics using specific web tools to create images for Internet Web pages, multimedia, and interactive media projects.

A bachelor's degree in graphic design or certificate from an accredited trade school is the usual requirement for this industry. A career with successful projects and years of experience gives the designer a portfolio and resume that helps a designer obtain future work. Graphic designer jobs are expected to grow 13 percent for all occupations from 2008 to 2018, as fast as average with many new jobs associated with interactive media. Demand for graphic design continues to increase from computer design and advertising firms. Competition will be high for graphic designing positions. Designers with Web site design and animation experience will be favored for design job opportunities.

How much does a graphic designer make per hour?

A May 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the median hourly wages for a graphic designer was $22.99.

Industry And Hourly Wages

Specialized Design Services $24.17

Newspaper, Periodical, Book,

and Directory Publishers $20.00

Advertising, Public Relations,

and Related Services $23.18

Printing and Related Support

Activities $19.68

Computer Systems Design and

Related Services $26.51

How much does a graphic designer make per year?

The median yearly salary for a graphic designer according to a May 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics report was $47,820.

Industry And Annual Wages

Specialized Design Services $50,280

Newspaper, Periodical, Book,

and Directory Publishers $41,600

Advertising, Public Relations,

and Related Services $48,210

Printing and Related Support

Activities $40,940

Computer Systems Design and

Related Services $55,150

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