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Graphic Designers in Texas

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Graphic Designers in Texas

Want to work in Texas as a Graphic Designer? Read this first!

12.7% Jobs Projection
$47,570 Median Salary
1,760 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Texas?

13,480 people worked as Graphic Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 12,120 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,360 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in TX Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,760 annual job openings, and a total of 17,970 jobs for Texas Graphic Designers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 26,000 annual jobs and 277,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Graphic Designers Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $27,970 to $79,510 with $47,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.45 to $38.23. The median hourly rate was $22.87.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.32 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.55.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,520 $50,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,040 $45,660
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,750 $54,190
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 950 $51,020
El Paso, TX 270 $33,480
Lubbock, TX 180 $35,190
College Station-Bryan, TX 140 $46,710
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 140 $29,990
Waco, TX 120 $38,020
Amarillo, TX 110 $37,290
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 $36,440
Tyler, TX 70 $39,950
Corpus Christi, TX 70 $34,480
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 $39,650
Midland, TX 70 $45,600
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 50 $31,380
Abilene, TX 40 $35,240
San Angelo, TX 40 $35,580
Texarkana, TX-AR 30 $50,750
Laredo, TX 30 $36,360
Sherman-Denison, TX 30 $36,930

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 TX Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 16,730
Interior Designers 4,230
Floral Designers 3,050
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2,220
Set and Exhibit Designers 340
Fashion Designers 200

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