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

0.7% Jobs Projection
$55,100 Median Salary
640 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 5,980 Graphic Designers working in the state.

There were 5,470 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 510 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 0.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 640 annual job openings, and 6,930 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $34,690 to $85,620 with $55,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.68 to $41.16. The median hourly rate was $26.49.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.03 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.46.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 22,250 $61,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,990 $55,210
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 410 $47,980
Trenton, NJ 280 $61,620
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 $52,830
Ocean City, NJ 40 n/a

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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