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Graphic Designers in Kansas

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-1% Jobs Projection
$43,910 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

While jobs for Graphic Designers in Kansas are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Graphic Designers in Kansas is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Kansas?

In 2018, there were 2,360 Graphic Designers working in the state.

There were 2,210 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in KS Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in KS vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kansas

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are declining at a rate of 0.8% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. KS

Kansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 2,510 jobs for Kansas 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 Kansas?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $26,870 to $68,140 with $43,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.92 to $32.76. The median hourly rate was $21.11.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.51 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.40.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: KS vs. National Average

Top Kansas 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 2,130 $49,770
Wichita, KS 430 $43,460
Topeka, KS 170 $47,300
Lawrence, KS 90 $43,330
Manhattan, KS 80 $39,630
St. Joseph, MO-KS 40 $25,920

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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Occupation KS Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 1,150
Interior Designers 500
Floral Designers 440
Commercial and Industrial Designers 150
Fashion Designers 90
Set and Exhibit Designers 30


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