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Graphic Designers in Georgia

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

8.4% Jobs Projection
$49,440 Median Salary
770 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Georgia?

There were approximately 6,400 workers employed as Graphic Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 6,310 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in GA Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. GA

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 770 annual Graphic Designers job openings in Georgia, and 8,030 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Graphic Designers Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $29,310 to $84,370 with $49,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.09 to $40.57. The median hourly rate was $23.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.39 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.38.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,900 $53,340
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 $42,390
Savannah, GA 210 $47,500
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 $38,990
Athens-Clarke County, GA 130 $38,620
Macon, GA 120 $41,380
Dalton, GA 100 $45,450
Gainesville, GA 90 $46,030
Columbus, GA-AL 70 $34,500
Brunswick, GA 40 $37,450
Valdosta, GA 40 $32,690

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 GA Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 5,560
Interior Designers 2,200
Floral Designers 1,000
Commercial and Industrial Designers 870
Set and Exhibit Designers 600
Fashion Designers 460


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