Average Graphic Designer Salary / Wages
Salary and wage information for graphic designers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) is 232411 for graphic designers.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are graphic designer, graphic artist, film and video graphics designer and publication designer.
This occupation is currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List (Short-term Skilled Occupation List – STSOL).
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
The 2018 Hudson Engineering Guide advises that a typical salary for a graphic designer is $50 – $60 per hour. This reaches $60 – $80 per hour for a more experienced position.
Graphic Designer Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Junior Graphic Designer||50,000 – 55,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Part-time Digital Graphic Designer||60,000 pro rata||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Digital and Graphic Designer||50,000 – 60,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Graphic Designer||85,000 – 94,000||New South Wales|
|Junior Graphic Designer – Digital Print Industry||37,000 – 40,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Mid-Weight Graphic Designer – Web-Development Company||50,000 – 65,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Graphic Designer – B2C and eCommerce||60,000 – 65,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Graphic Designer||$25 – $30 per hour||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Graphic Designer – Artwork, Brand Design, Logo’s & Marketing Campaigns||55,000 – 65,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Graphic Pre-Press Trades Worker / Designer||55,000 – 65,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Graphic Designer & Web Publisher||65,000 – 70,000||Canberra ACT|
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