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Graphic Designers in Washington

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22.4% Jobs Projection
$58,450 Median Salary
900 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Washington?

5,060 people worked as Graphic Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,230 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in WA Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 22.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 900 annual Graphic Designers job openings in Washington, and 8,860 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $34,630 to $90,400 with $58,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.65 to $43.46. The median hourly rate was $28.1.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.79 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.31.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,660 $62,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,690 $57,110
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 430 $39,980
Bellingham, WA 140 $41,050
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 130 $54,860
Kennewick-Richland, WA 100 $46,820
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 90 $63,770
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $45,810
Yakima, WA 60 $45,290
Walla Walla, WA 50 $60,000
Wenatchee, WA 40 $34,150

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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Occupation WA Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,230
Interior Designers 1,370
Floral Designers 1,130
Fashion Designers 500
Commercial and Industrial Designers 360
Set and Exhibit Designers 160


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