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Graphic Designers in Connecticut

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

5.7% Jobs Projection
$56,600 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Connecticut?

There were approximately 2,300 workers employed as Graphic Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 2,260 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in CT Employment Trend

The amount of Graphic Designers working in the state is similar to the average state.

Graphic Designers in CT vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Connecticut

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. CT

Connecticut Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 280 annual job openings, and 2,990 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 Connecticut?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $34,880 to $94,250 with $56,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.77 to $45.31. The median hourly rate was $27.21.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.24 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.03.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: CT vs. National Average

Top Connecticut 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
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 790 $53,010
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 740 $62,970
New Haven, CT 400 $54,350
Springfield, MA-CT 370 $51,610
Worcester, MA-CT 270 $55,190
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 140 $55,930
Danbury, CT 130 $54,700
Waterbury, CT 30 $70,300

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CT Employment Total
Interior Designers 960
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 850
Floral Designers 550
Commercial and Industrial Designers 390
Fashion Designers 40


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