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Graphic Designers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Graphic Designer in Pennsylvania?

2.8% Jobs Projection
$50,080 Median Salary
1,030 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 8,710 people working as Graphic Designers in the year 2018.

There were 8,730 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in PA Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,030 annual job openings, and 11,120 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $28,660 to $83,380 with $50,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.78 to $40.09. The median hourly rate was $24.08.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.37 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.71.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 1,760 $51,340
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 440 $41,060
Lancaster, PA 410 $40,920
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 410 $47,980
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 230 $39,450
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 210 $34,730
Erie, PA 180 $48,190
Reading, PA 180 $40,560
York-Hanover, PA 160 $38,630
Altoona, PA 90 $32,530
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 70 $40,390
Williamsport, PA 70 $38,260
Lebanon, PA 60 $51,890
Gettysburg, PA 40 $61,940
East Stroudsburg, PA 30 $37,520

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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