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Graphic Designers in South Carolina

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5.2% Jobs Projection
$39,380 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

  • Graphic Designers in South Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Graphic Designers Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there were 2,050 people working as Graphic Designers in the year 2018.

There were 1,880 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in SC Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,300 Graphic Designers working in it, which means South Carolina has fewer Graphic Designers than average.

Graphic Designers in SC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. SC

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 230 annual job openings, and 2,440 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $27,070 to $75,140 with $39,380 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.02 to $36.12. The median hourly rate was $18.93.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.46 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.47.

The median salary in South Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Graphic Designers Earnings: SC vs. National Average

Top South Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,980 $47,320
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 480 $36,640
Columbia, SC 460 $38,520
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 430 $45,630
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 $38,990
Spartanburg, SC 120 $37,450
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 90 $34,080
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 60 $35,400
Florence, SC 50 $44,720

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 SC Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 1,770
Floral Designers 580
Interior Designers 530
Commercial and Industrial Designers 400
Fashion Designers 50


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