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Graphic Designers in Wisconsin

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

7.2% Jobs Projection
$46,190 Median Salary
610 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Graphic Designers Work in Wisconsin?

5,780 people worked as Graphic Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,450 Graphic Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Graphic Designers in WI Employment Trend

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

Graphic Designers in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Graphic Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.

Job Projections for Graphic Designers: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 610 annual job openings, and a total of 6,440 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Graphic Designers ranged from $29,190 to $70,540 with $46,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.04 to $33.91. The median hourly rate was $22.21.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.64 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.57.

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

Graphic Designers Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,020 $56,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,820 $53,230
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,940 $48,320
Madison, WI 940 $50,250
Green Bay, WI 470 $46,880
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 330 $47,260
Appleton, WI 230 $37,680
Duluth, MN-WI 200 $37,680
Racine, WI 190 $43,290
Sheboygan, WI 150 $44,780
Eau Claire, WI 150 $39,290
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 130 $42,620
Wausau, WI 110 $40,000
Janesville-Beloit, WI 90 $45,580
Fond du Lac, WI 50 $43,780

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 WI Employment Total
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,400
Interior Designers 1,020
Floral Designers 960
Commercial and Industrial Designers 400
Fashion Designers 170
Set and Exhibit Designers 70


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