How much money do graphic designers earn?

Graphic design salaries vary substantially by location, skill of the designer, experience level, portfolio of work, and ability to get clients.

Some graphic designers work independently from home or their office, whereas others work for firms or corporate in-house studios.

The AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) conducts yearly studies of design salaries and host an online salary calculator.

On average, entry-level designers can expect to earn between $30k-$35k. Graduates with competence and worthy portfolios can expect to earn around $40k-$45k, with potential to earn closer to $75k with experience. If you become a Creative Director of a firm, you are more likely to earn between $85k-$100k.