We have 1,274 Graphic Designer jobs nationwide. The average Graphic Designer salary is $41,000 annually, -$20K (39%) less than the average national salary. Statistically, Graphic Designers are very happy with their career.
"I love Graphic Design as a whole. There is nothing more satisfying than having a contract come at you with some creative and clever though required to execute. Working closely with clients that like what you do is always a plus, too. Occasionally you get customers who really want something that looks bad or like it was created in MS Word and those can come more often than the creative jobs, but when the creative jobs do come in it is very rewarding! You have to have a passion for design."
"The thing about Graphic Design is that you bring ideas to life, seeing a client satisfied always fills you with that "yes they love it!" and when they really love your work they give good exposure to you and your company. The thing I am always not so content with is "picky clients" by which I mean those who aren't sure what they want. It's a little frustrating at first but eventually you both end up compromising that turns out better than the rough drafts. It gets hectic at times but it takes more than a few times to get it right."