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Graphic Designers in Colorado

Want to work in Colorado as a Graphic Designer? Read this first!

13.3% Jobs Projection
$50,950 Median Salary
670 Job Openings

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

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

  • Graphic Designers in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Colorado?

In Colorado, there were 4,730 people working as Graphic Designers in the year 2018.

There were 4,610 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

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

Graphic Designers in CO Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 670 annual job openings, and 6,660 total jobs in 2026 for Graphic Designers in this state.

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

What do Graphic Designers Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $31,820 to $81,020 with $50,950 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.3 to $38.95. The median hourly rate was $24.5.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.19 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.31.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado 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
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,060 $50,430
Boulder, CO 590 $59,370
Colorado Springs, CO 350 $45,250
Fort Collins, CO 270 $52,240
Grand Junction, CO 60 $37,920
Greeley, CO 60 $48,700
Pueblo, CO 40 $52,870

Top States for Graphic Designers Employment

View the list below to see 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 CO Employment Total
Interior Designers 1,930
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 1,870
Floral Designers 990
Commercial and Industrial Designers 670
Fashion Designers 120
Set and Exhibit Designers 70


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