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Graphic Designers in Florida

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14.5% Jobs Projection
$45,880 Median Salary
1,790 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Florida?

There were approximately 13,550 workers employed as Graphic Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 13,140 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in FL Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,790 annual job openings, and 18,140 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 Florida?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $28,070 to $74,460 with $45,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.5 to $35.8. The median hourly rate was $22.06.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.14 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.92.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,740 $47,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,390 $48,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,140 $45,940
Jacksonville, FL 1,050 $44,240
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 520 $42,320
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 340 $41,030
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 260 $37,980
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 240 $40,190
Tallahassee, FL 230 $44,320
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 210 $39,540
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 190 $45,500
Ocala, FL 180 $31,390
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 160 $42,370
Gainesville, FL 160 $46,350
Port St. Lucie, FL 130 $44,680
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 110 $42,110
Panama City, FL 80 $43,310
Punta Gorda, FL 60 $35,270
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 $33,330

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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Interior Designers 4,210
Floral Designers 2,850
Commercial and Industrial Designers 970
Fashion Designers 540
Set and Exhibit Designers 420


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