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Graphic Designers in Iowa

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

6.0% Jobs Projection
$40,720 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Iowa?

In Iowa, there were 2,270 people working as Graphic Designers in the year 2018.

There were 2,290 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

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

Graphic Designers in IA Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 280 annual Graphic Designers job openings in Iowa, and 2,990 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 Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $26,430 to $64,030 with $40,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.71 to $30.79. The median hourly rate was $19.58.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.4 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.18.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,040 $48,350
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 610 $47,300
Cedar Rapids, IA 250 $39,340
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 200 $38,430
Iowa City, IA 140 $44,220
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 120 $39,830
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 120 $41,470
Dubuque, IA 120 $41,700
Ames, IA 100 $48,680

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 IA Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 1,040
Floral Designers 660
Commercial and Industrial Designers 650
Interior Designers 310
Set and Exhibit Designers 40


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