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Graphic Designers in Indiana

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

4.5% Jobs Projection
$42,980 Median Salary
460 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Graphic Designers in Indiana is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Indiana?

3,740 people worked as Graphic Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,950 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in IN Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in IN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. IN

Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 460 annual job openings, and 4,870 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 Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $27,580 to $64,460 with $42,980 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.26 to $30.99. The median hourly rate was $20.66.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.23 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.43.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: IN vs. National Average

Top Indiana 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,020 $56,140
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,900 $48,050
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,530 $45,660
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 770 $44,880
Fort Wayne, IN 300 $44,950
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 240 $39,100
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 $40,820
Evansville, IN-KY 140 $40,590
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 90 $44,800
Terre Haute, IN 80 $39,830
Muncie, IN 80 $42,250
Bloomington, IN 80 $44,870
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 40 $52,300
Columbus, IN 40 $36,350

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 IN Employment Total
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Commercial and Industrial Designers 660
Set and Exhibit Designers 80
Fashion Designers 70


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