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Graphic Designers in Massachusetts

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

2.9% Jobs Projection
$60,530 Median Salary
760 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Massachusetts?

There were approximately 5,680 workers employed as Graphic Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,240 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in MA Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 760 annual job openings, and 8,130 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 Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $37,170 to $96,120 with $60,530 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.87 to $46.21. The median hourly rate was $29.1.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.19 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.91.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,910 $62,000
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 870 $56,820
Springfield, MA-CT 370 $51,610
Worcester, MA-CT 270 $55,190
New Bedford, MA 70 $44,310
Leominster-Gardner, MA 50 $43,520
Barnstable Town, MA 30 $46,120
Pittsfield, MA 30 $42,830

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 MA Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,530
Interior Designers 1,240
Floral Designers 1,190
Commercial and Industrial Designers 990
Fashion Designers 460
Set and Exhibit Designers 160


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