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Graphic Designers in Michigan

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

4.4% Jobs Projection
$44,480 Median Salary
730 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Michigan?

In Michigan, there were 5,680 people working as Graphic Designers in the year 2018.

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

Graphic Designers in MI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. MI

Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 730 annual job openings, and a total of 7,800 jobs for Michigan 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $27,690 to $73,220 with $44,480 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.31 to $35.2. The median hourly rate was $21.39.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.85 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.54.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: MI vs. National Average

Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,500 $45,650
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,090 $48,840
Ann Arbor, MI 420 $46,710
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 330 $47,470
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 190 $40,820
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 170 $42,060
Flint, MI 170 $38,160
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 $37,410
Midland, MI 60 $46,770
Jackson, MI 50 $38,890
Muskegon, MI 50 $33,140
Saginaw, MI 50 $36,730

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 MI Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 5,820
Commercial and Industrial Designers 5,060
Interior Designers 1,610
Floral Designers 1,210
Fashion Designers 210
Set and Exhibit Designers 190


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