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Graphic Designers in Arizona

Is Arizona a good place for you to work as a Graphic Designer?

10.6% Jobs Projection
$47,040 Median Salary
440 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Graphic Designers in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Graphic Designers in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Graphic Designers in Arizona earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Arizona?

In Arizona, there were 3,120 people working as Graphic Designers in the year 2018.

There were 3,000 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in AZ Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,300 Graphic Designers working in it, which means Arizona has more Graphic Designers than average.

Graphic Designers in AZ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. AZ

Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 440 annual job openings, and a total of 4,580 jobs for Arizona Graphic Designers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 26,000 annual jobs and 277,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Graphic Designers Make in Arizona?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $29,020 to $80,910 with $47,040 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.95 to $38.9. The median hourly rate was $22.61.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.42 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.19.

The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Graphic Designers Earnings: AZ vs. National Average

Top Arizona Metros for Graphic Designers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Graphic Designers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,500 $47,640
Tucson, AZ 410 $46,650
Flagstaff, AZ 50 $41,450
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 $40,850
Prescott, AZ 30 $34,660

Top States for Graphic Designers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Graphic Designers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 29,320 $56,810
New York 21,350 $59,840
Florida 13,550 $45,880
Texas 13,480 $47,570
Illinois 11,700 $53,410
Pennsylvania 8,710 $50,080
Ohio 7,120 $46,740
North Carolina 6,460 $45,210
Georgia 6,400 $49,440
Minnesota 6,190 $49,590
New Jersey 5,980 $55,100
Wisconsin 5,780 $46,190
Massachusetts 5,680 $60,530
Michigan 5,680 $44,480
Washington 5,060 $58,450
Virginia 5,000 $55,560
Colorado 4,730 $50,950
Missouri 3,740 $47,740
Indiana 3,740 $42,980
Oregon 3,510 $53,900

Below are the states where Graphic Designers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $67,890
Massachusetts $60,530
New York $59,840
Washington $58,450
Rhode Island $57,050
California $56,810
Connecticut $56,600
Alaska $56,300
Virginia $55,560
Maryland $55,230

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Occupation AZ Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,110
Interior Designers 880
Commercial and Industrial Designers 370
Floral Designers 340
Set and Exhibit Designers 170


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