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Graphic Designers in District of Columbia

Want to work in District of Columbia as a Graphic Designer? Read this first!

8.3% Jobs Projection
$67,890 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Graphic Designers in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Graphic Designers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Graphic Designers Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 1,690 workers employed as Graphic Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,710 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in DC Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,300 Graphic Designers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Graphic Designers than average.

Graphic Designers in DC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 200 annual job openings, and a total of 2,080 jobs for District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $38,120 to $106,310 with $67,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.33 to $51.11. The median hourly rate was $32.64.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.95 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.69.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Graphic Designers Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,360 $68,490

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 DC Employment Total
Interior Designers 580
Set and Exhibit Designers 220
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 140
Floral Designers 90


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