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Graphic Designers in Virginia

Is Virginia a good place for you to work as a Graphic Designer?

9.9% Jobs Projection
$55,560 Median Salary
710 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 5,000 Graphic Designers working in the state.

There were 4,920 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in VA Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 710 annual job openings, and 7,310 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $30,200 to $98,140 with $55,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.52 to $47.18. The median hourly rate was $26.71.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.42 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,360 $68,490
Richmond, VA 960 $48,810
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 630 $47,480
Charlottesville, VA 160 $47,680
Roanoke, VA 120 $44,270
Lynchburg, VA 80 $38,240
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 $38,300
Harrisonburg, VA 70 $35,240
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 $41,170
Winchester, VA-WV 50 $38,220
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 30 $41,320

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 VA Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,860
Interior Designers 1,210
Floral Designers 1,100
Set and Exhibit Designers 200


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