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Graphic Designers in Kentucky

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-3% Jobs Projection
$40,130 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Kentucky?

1,800 people worked as Graphic Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,850 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in KY Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are declining at a rate of 3.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 200 annual Graphic Designers job openings in Kentucky, and 2,260 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $26,650 to $66,050 with $40,130 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.81 to $31.75. The median hourly rate was $19.29.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.43 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.86.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,900 $48,050
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 770 $44,880
Lexington-Fayette, KY 320 $40,700
Evansville, IN-KY 140 $40,590
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 120 $34,460
Bowling Green, KY 80 $34,730
Clarksville, TN-KY 70 $38,370
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 40 $39,580
Owensboro, KY 30 $30,320

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 KY Employment Total
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Commercial and Industrial Designers 340


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