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Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance Graphic Designer Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $78,000 $6,500 $1,500 $38
75th Percentile $65,000 $5,416 $1,250 $31
Average $55,642 $4,636 $1,070 $27
25th Percentile $44,500 $3,708 $855 $21
$14,000 - $20,999
1% of jobs
$21,000 - $27,999
1% of jobs
$28,000 - $34,999
7% of jobs
$35,000 - $41,999
10% of jobs
$44,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$42,000 - $48,999
16% of jobs
The average salary is $55,642 a year
$49,000 - $55,999
21% of jobs
$56,000 - $62,999
13% of jobs
$65,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$63,000 - $69,999
13% of jobs
$70,000 - $76,999
8% of jobs
$78,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$77,000 - $83,999
3% of jobs
$84,000 - $91,000
1% of jobs

National Average

$14,000 $55,642/year $27/hour $91,000
Freelance Graphic Designer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Nov 26, 2020, the average annual pay for a Freelance Graphic Designer in the United States is $55,642 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $26.75 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,070/week or $4,637/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $91,000 and as low as $14,000, the majority of Freelance Graphic Designer salaries currently range between $44,500 (25th percentile) to $65,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $78,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Freelance Graphic Designer varies greatly (by as much as $20,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Freelance Graphic Designer job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Freelance Graphic Designer in your area makes on average $56,960 per year, or $1,318 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $55,642. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Freelance Graphic Designer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Freelance Graphic Designer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Freelance Graphic Designer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Freelance Graphic Designer job is above the national average. Topping the list is New York City, NY, with Dublin, CA and San Mateo, CA close behind in the second and third positions. San Mateo, CA beats the national average by $9,104 (15.1%), and New York City, NY furthers that trend with another $10,430 (17.1%) above the $55,642 average.

Importantly, New York City, NY has a moderately active Freelance Graphic Designer job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Freelance Graphic Designer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 6% between New York City, NY and Quincy, MA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Freelance Graphic Designer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
New York City, NY$66,073$5,506$1,271$31.77
Dublin, CA$65,245$5,437$1,255$31.37
San Mateo, CA$64,746$5,396$1,245$31.13
North Bergen, NJ$63,288$5,274$1,217$30.43
Juneau, AK$62,985$5,249$1,211$30.28
Boston, MA$62,943$5,245$1,210$30.26
Berkeley, CA$62,276$5,190$1,198$29.94
Santa Monica, CA$62,188$5,182$1,196$29.90
Daly City, CA$62,101$5,175$1,194$29.86
Quincy, MA$62,030$5,169$1,193$29.82

Top 5 Best Paying Related Freelance Graphic Designer Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Freelance Graphic Designer job category that pay more per year than a typical Freelance Graphic Designer salary. Top examples of these roles include: Freelance Designer, Visual Graphic Designer, and Graphic Designer III.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $19,795 (30.2%) and $60,185 (70.2%) more than the average Freelance Graphic Designer salary of $55,642. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Freelance Graphic Designer jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Freelance Graphic Designer position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Freelance Designer$115,827$9,652$2,227$55.69
Visual Graphic Designer$79,781$6,648$1,534$38.36
Graphic Designer III$79,343$6,612$1,526$38.15
Adobe Designer$78,976$6,581$1,519$37.97
Broadcast Designer$75,437$6,286$1,451$36.27
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