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Graphic Designers in Minnesota

Considering a career as a Graphic Designer in Minnesota?

4.0% Jobs Projection
$49,590 Median Salary
660 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 6,190 Graphic Designers working in the state.

There were 5,960 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in MN Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. MN

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 660 annual Graphic Designers job openings in Minnesota, and 7,060 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 Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $32,900 to $80,200 with $49,590 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.82 to $38.56. The median hourly rate was $23.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.47 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.37.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: MN vs. National Average

Top Minnesota 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,820 $53,230
Fargo, ND-MN 260 $38,580
Duluth, MN-WI 200 $37,680
St. Cloud, MN 160 $47,250
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 130 $42,620
Rochester, MN 110 $44,090
Grand Forks, ND-MN 100 $41,710
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 100 $39,760

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 MN Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,290
Interior Designers 1,550
Floral Designers 830
Commercial and Industrial Designers 530
Set and Exhibit Designers 130
Fashion Designers 60

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