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7.7% Jobs Projection
$59,840 Median Salary
2,520 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in New York?

21,350 people worked as Graphic Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 21,530 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,520 annual Graphic Designers job openings in New York, and 26,360 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $33,750 to $105,050 with $59,840 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.23 to $50.51. The median hourly rate was $28.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.71 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.06.

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


Top New York 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
Rochester, NY 850 $44,540
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 820 $45,720
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 510 $51,760
Syracuse, NY 510 $44,280
Utica-Rome, NY 120 $41,260
Ithaca, NY 100 $59,030
Binghamton, NY 80 $41,150
Kingston, NY 80 $43,750
Glens Falls, NY 70 $39,780
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 30 $34,540
Elmira, NY 30 $40,500

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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