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Graphic Designers in Oregon

Considering a career as a Graphic Designer in Oregon?

15.3% Jobs Projection
$53,900 Median Salary
490 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Oregon?

In Oregon, there were 3,510 people working as Graphic Designers in the year 2018.

There were 3,660 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in OR Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in OR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. OR

Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 490 annual Graphic Designers job openings in Oregon, and 4,970 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $33,460 to $83,550 with $53,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.09 to $40.17. The median hourly rate was $25.92.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.6 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.32.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: OR vs. National Average

Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,690 $57,110
Eugene, OR 250 $41,150
Medford, OR 160 $45,130
Bend-Redmond, OR 160 $43,580
Salem, OR 110 $45,260
Corvallis, OR 70 $39,580
Grants Pass, OR 40 $38,780

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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