The estimated total pay for a Designer is £42,221 per year in the London, United Kingdom area, with an average salary of £39,749 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is £2,471 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.
How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of £33K-£56K/yr?
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|Heatherwick Studio Designer salaries - 27 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£40,511/yr|
|Zaha Hadid Architects Designer salaries - 20 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£35,814/yr|
|Wren Kitchens Designer salaries - 19 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£45,785/yr|
|Oktra Designer salaries - 18 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£44,040/yr|
|OLIVER Agency Designer salaries - 17 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£36,954/yr|
|Burberry Designer salaries - 16 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£37,702/yr|
|JP Boden & Co Designer salaries - 15 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£43,234/yr|
|Freelancer Designer salaries - 15 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£39,608/yr|
|SelfEmployed.com Designer salaries - 14 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£33,862/yr|
|Gensler Designer salaries - 13 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£39,677/yr|
|The Telegraph Designer salaries - 12 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£35,452/yr|
|Google Designer salaries - 12 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£48,572/yr|
|YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP Designer salaries - 11 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£36,089/yr|
|Sybarite Designer salaries - 11 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£36,251/yr|
|Landor Designer salaries - 10 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£37,624/yr|
|BT Designer salaries - 10 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£53,354/yr|
|Carmel Clothing Designer salaries - 9 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£22,482/yr|
|John Lewis & Partners Designer salaries - 9 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£46,319/yr|
|Jones Knowles Ritchie Designer salaries - 9 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£30,676/yr|
|River Island Clothing Designer salaries - 9 salaries reported||London, United Kingdom||£40,124/yr|
What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?
Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.
a year ago
CEO and Founder
I've worked in-house for X company for 1.5 years now. Got a 3.5% raise, 2.8% bonus after performance review, - so unnerving given that my review was exceptionally good. They said I'll get promoted to Senior designer in Apr/May. Last year's performance review was after 6 months in: got a 4% raise, 2% bonus. They promised a better bonus + raise after a full year. Better raise, bonus promise unfulfilled. My current salary isn't adjusted for inflation. Should I stay for promotion or leave?
The average salary for a Designer is £42,221 per year in London, United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 2692 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Designer employees in London, United Kingdom.
The highest salary for a Designer in London, United Kingdom is £55,915 per year.
The lowest salary for a Designer in London, United Kingdom is £32,502 per year.
If you are thinking of becoming a Designer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Designer.
Designers earn salaries similar to the pay of other creative professionals including graphic designers, animators, journalists, editors and illustrators. They are employed by firms across industries, as well as marketing agencies and consultancies. They can earn additional income by teaching as an adjunct at art schools or by taking on freelance projects. Interior designers working for top clients may be able to earn large commissions or salaries beyond usual pay.
To stand out as a designer, look for ways to showcase your expertise. Use your flair in design to build an attractive portfolio, whether or not it includes paid work. This alone may be enough to land you interesting roles, boost your status and act as a springboard to higher-paying positions. While a bachelor’s degree in design, fashion merchandising, or graphic design will give you a competitive edge, many entry-level positions will accept candidates with a foundation degree or technical background, together with on-the-job training.
Having certifications to your name is also highly valued in the design industry, and help you progress in your designer career. Interior designers should aim for the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) or the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) certifications. For those in the fashion industry, proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) technologies, drawing skills, and art classes can provide a significant advantage.
The industry is highly competitive, so ensure you keep your skills and knowledge razor-sharp and stay on top of trends and opportunities in the industry.
The best way to negotiate a higher salary for a job as a designer is to know your worth. Search what designers make in your area and learn what the top companies pay individuals in these positions. Consider your level of experience and education and add these factors to your base pay. Build an attractive portfolio of your work to showcase how you stand out. During the negotiation process, be ready to ask what's being budgeted for the position. Provide evidence-based facts of your past accomplishments and experience and detail why you'd be an asset to a specific organisation. If pay is non-negotiable, try to negotiate added holiday, commissions, and bonuses.