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Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

Steve Berman | ArtBistro

Graphic Designers

Graphic designers communicate messages using visual tools such as illustration, photography, color, type, animation, and other techniques. Some graphic designers help produce web pages, as well as logos for products, businesses, and signage.

Employment in this field is expected to see average growth in the United States. The best job opportunities are for those with website design and animation experiences with the growth of mobile applications and web programs and sites. Advertising firms are also an area where graphic designers and artists will be needed.

Median annual wages of graphic designers were $43,180 in 2009. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of graphic designers are: Computer systems design and related services ($55,150); Specialized design services ($50,280); Advertising, public relations and related services ($48,210); Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers ($41,600); Printing and related support activities ($40,940).

Median Hourly Wages: $20.76 Median Annual Wages: $43,180


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