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Graphic Design Salaries

How much would you make as a graphic designer? As of May 2006, the median annual earnings for full-time graphic designers was $39,000. The middle 50 percent of earners pulled in between $30,600 and $53,310, while the lowest 10 percent subsisted on less than $24,120. On the other side of the spectrum, the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,730.

Certain areas were more lucrative than others, however. Graphic designers who specialized in the following five specialized fields were the most successful:

Specialized design services

$43,410

Advertising and related services

41,600

Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

34,290

Printing and related support activities

33,930

Newspaper publishers

31,540

But say you've just graduated-how much would you earn as a fresh face with no experience behind you? According to numbers from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, that median was $35,000 in 2007. The salaries for other positions follow:

Entry-level designers

$35,000

Staff-level designers

45,000

Senior designers

62,000

Freelancers

60,000

Design directors

98,600

Design firm owners and partners

113,000

*Information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor site

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North Idaho College Advertising | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography Two-year school Coeur d'Alene, ID 5659 City Public
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Graphic Design | Performing Arts Four-year school East Stroudsburg, PA 7576 Town/Rural Public
High Plains Technology Center Graphic Design Less than two years Woodward, OK 288 Town/Rural Public
Ferris State University Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Big Rapids, MI 13865 Town/Rural Public
Antelope Valley College Animation | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects Two-year school Lancaster, CA 15705 Suburb Public
Western Michigan University Advertising | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Kalamazoo, MI 24576 City Public
Otis College of Art and Design Advertising | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Landscape Architecture | Photography Four-year school Los Angeles, CA 1221 City Private
International Academy of Design and Technology - San Antonio Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Graphic Design Four-year school San Antonio, TX 476 City Private
Kansas City Kansas Community College Animation | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Kansas City, KS 7137 City Public
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Animation | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Visual Effects Four-year school Denver, CO 586 Suburb Private
Joliet Junior College Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Joliet, IL 15288 Town/Rural Public
ITT Technical Institute - Tempe Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Tempe, AZ 840 City Private
Westwood College - Chicago Loop Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Chicago, IL 885 City Private
ITT Technical Institute - West Covina CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design Four-year school West Covina, CA N/A Suburb Private
West Virginia University Advertising | Graphic Design | Landscape Architecture | Performing Arts Four-year school Morgantown, WV 28898 City Public
ITT Technical Institute - Newburgh Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Newburgh, IN 521 Town/Rural Private
Las Positas College Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts Two-year school Livermore, CA 9790 Town/Rural Public
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Advertising | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography Four-year school Lancaster, PA 278 City Private
Kellogg Community College Advertising | Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Battle Creek, MI 5976 City Public
Westwood College - Anaheim Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Anaheim, CA 1206 City Private
The Art Institute of California - San Diego Advertising | Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school San Diego, CA 2040 City Private
Mott Community College Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Flint, MI 12151 City Public
Anne Arundel Community College Advertising | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Interior Design Two-year school Arnold, MD 16741 Suburb Public
Concordia University - Seward Graphic Design | Performing Arts Four-year school Seward, NE 1717 Town/Rural Private
Maryville University of Saint Louis Graphic Design | Interior Design Four-year school Saint Louis, MO 3534 Suburb Private
Northern State University Advertising | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Aberdeen, SD 2625 Town/Rural Public
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Graphic Design | Performing Arts Four-year school Mount Vernon, OH 2622 Town/Rural Private
The New School Architecture | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Landscape Architecture | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school New York, NY 10260 City Private
Appalachian State University Advertising | Arts Management | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Boone, NC 16968 Town/Rural Public
Waukesha County Technical College Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Interior Design Two-year school Pewaukee, WI 7749 Suburb Public
ITT Technical Institute - Earth City Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Earth City, MO 1001 Suburb Private
Lynn University Advertising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Boca Raton, FL 2224 City Private
Westwood College - Dupage Advertising | Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Woodridge, IL 582 Suburb Private
Cardinal Stritch University Advertising | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Milwaukee, WI 6276 Suburb Private
Douglas Education Center Animation | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Visual Effects Two-year school Monessen, PA 354 Suburb Private
Idaho State University Advertising | CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Pocatello, ID 13493 City Public
Huertas Junior College Graphic Design Two-year school Caguas, PR 1843 City Private
San Francisco State University Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts Four-year school San Francisco, CA 30469 City Public
Florida Southern College Advertising | Arts Management | Graphic Design | Performing Arts Four-year school Lakeland, FL 2426 City Private
Bowling Green State University - Firelands Graphic Design Two-year school Huron, OH 2455 Town/Rural Public
Southwestern College Advertising | Animation | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Winfield, KS 1810 Town/Rural Private
Bossier Parish Community College Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Bossier City, LA 5430 Town/Rural Public
College of Business and Technology - Miami CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Miami, FL 50 Suburb Private
ITT Technical Institute - Eden Prairie Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Eden Prairie, MN 673 City Private
Sanford - Brown College - Vienna Graphic Design Four-year school Vienna, VA 750 Suburb Private
Texas Christian University Advertising | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Fort Worth, TX 8853 City Private
ITT Technical Institute - Las Vegas Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school North Las Vegas, NV N/A Suburb Private
West Virginia Wesleyan College Advertising | Arts Management | Graphic Design | Performing Arts Four-year school Buckhannon, WV 1416 Town/Rural Private
Glendale Community College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Glendale, AZ 20154 City Public
ITT Technical Institute - Columbus CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design Four-year school Columbus, OH 283 City Private



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