How much does a Designer make?

Updated May 17, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$62,810 /yr
Average Base Pay

11,757 salaries

$40K

Low

$63K

Average

$99K

High

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The national average salary for a Designer is $62,810 in United States. Filter by location to see Designer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 11,757 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Designer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Designer$62,810 /yr
L3
Senior Designer$89,444 /yr
L4
Lead Designer$88,482 /yr
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Senior Designer

$89,444

per year

Visual Designer

$76,043

per year

Web Designer

$57,104

per year

Graphic Designer

$48,949

per year

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Tata Consultancy Services
3.9

Tata Consultancy Services

Designer

$88,114

 /yr
Range: $76K - $130K
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$76K

$130K

$76,322 - $129,949 Range

Gensler
3.8

Gensler

Designer

$61,578

 /yr
Range: $46K - $123K

$46K

$123K

$46,026 - $122,933 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Designer

$74,156

 /yr
Range: $49K - $130K

$49K

$130K

$49,438 - $129,860 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Designer

$124,851

 /yr
Range: $78K - $185K

$78K

$185K

$78,344 - $184,513 Range

CallisonRTKL
3.6

CallisonRTKL

Designer

$57,493

 /yr
Range: $46K - $94K

$46K

$94K

$45,887 - $94,161 Range

Abercrombie & Fitch
3.6

Abercrombie & Fitch

Designer

$89,597

 /yr
Range: $57K - $103K

$57K

$103K

$56,930 - $103,401 Range

NBBJ
4.1

NBBJ

Designer

$60,516

 /yr
Range: $46K - $101K

$46K

$101K

$45,656 - $101,044 Range

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Landor & Fitch
3.9

Landor & Fitch

Designer

$55,977

 /yr
Range: $43K - $80K

$43K

$80K

$42,560 - $79,539 Range

Copa Holdings

Designer

$54,885

 /yr
Range: $31K - $104K

$31K

$104K

$30,789 - $104,142 Range

AKQA
3.8

AKQA

Designer

$71,369

 /yr
Range: $59K - $90K

$59K

$90K

$58,805 - $89,980 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Designer

$95,323

 /yr
Range: $46K - $190K

$46K

$190K

$46,067 - $190,058 Range

Walmart
3.4

Walmart

Designer

$87,332

 /yr
Range: $78K - $130K

$78K

$130K

$78,084 - $130,053 Range

Facebook
4.3

Facebook

Designer

$128,077

 /yr
Range: $43K - $198K

$43K

$198K

$42,650 - $198,395 Range

IA Interior Architects
4

IA Interior Architects

Designer

$69,137

 /yr
Range: $49K - $87K

$49K

$87K

$48,642 - $87,000 Range

Rios Clementi Hale Studios
3.8

Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Designer

$62,800

 /yr
Range: $52K - $78K

$52K

$78K

$52,021 - $78,031 Range

Bjarke Ingels Group NYC
3.8

Bjarke Ingels Group NYC

Designer

$65,967

 /yr
Range: $55K - $83K

$55K

$83K

$54,924 - $83,114 Range

Stantec
3.8

Stantec

Designer

$60,107

 /yr
Range: $49K - $82K

$49K

$82K

$48,892 - $82,436 Range

Ralph Lauren
3.9

Ralph Lauren

Designer

$82,177

 /yr
Range: $58K - $122K

$58K

$122K

$58,126 - $121,745 Range

CliqStudios
2.7

CliqStudios

Designer

$32,284

 /yr
Range: $31K - $46K

$31K

$46K

$31,012 - $45,632 Range

R/GA
3.7

R/GA

Designer

$86,784

 /yr
Range: $60K - $146K

$60K

$146K

$59,894 - $145,846 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Designer salaries

The average salary for a Designer is $62,810 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 11757 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Designer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Designer in United States is $98,797 per year.

The lowest salary for a Designer in United States is $39,932 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent designer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$51,737
per year
A Designer in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $51,737 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$64,154
per year
A Designer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $64,154 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$63,000
per year
A Designer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $63,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$28
hourly
A Brand Designer in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $28 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$61,050
per year
A Designer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $61,050 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$62,485
per year
A Trip Designer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $62,485 per year
Additional Pay
$1k commissions
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private