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Graphic Designers in Maryland

Is Maryland a good place for you to work as a Graphic Designer?

6.4% Jobs Projection
$55,230 Median Salary
350 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Maryland?

There were approximately 3,030 workers employed as Graphic Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 3,190 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in MD Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 350 annual Graphic Designers job openings in Maryland, and 4,460 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 Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $29,800 to $93,720 with $55,230 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.33 to $45.06. The median hourly rate was $26.55.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.06 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.51.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,360 $68,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,990 $55,210
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,520 $51,990
Salisbury, MD-DE 130 $37,190
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 60 $46,470
California-Lexington Park, MD 40 $51,850

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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Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 1,950
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Set and Exhibit Designers 230
Commercial and Industrial Designers 210
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