Salaries//Visual Designer

Visual Designer salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$76,315
$5,658
Additional Cash Compensation
$81,973
Total Compensation
Median: 71,000
Min: $45K
Max: $175K

How Much Does a Visual Designer Make in US?

The average salary for a Visual Designer in US is $76,315. The average additional cash compensation for a Visual Designer in US is $5,658. The average total compensation for a Visual Designer in US is $81,973. Visual Designer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Visual Designer employees in US.

Visual Designer
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best-paying cities for Visual Designer

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Remote, Washington DC, Miami and San Diego.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$104,182
+ 32% (70,580)
Remote$92,707
+ 24% (70,580)
Washington DC$86,857
+ 19% (70,580)
Miami, FL$85,143
+ 17% (70,580)
San Diego, CA$85,100
+ 17% (70,580)
Seattle, WA$82,867
+ 15% (70,580)
Austin, TX$80,129
+ 12% (70,580)
New York City, NY$79,944
+ 12% (70,580)
Raleigh-Durham, NC$79,857
+ 12% (70,580)
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX$78,625
+ 10% (70,580)

Visual Designer Salary by gender

The average Visual Designer salary for women is $75,075 and the average Visual Designer salary for men is $84,304.

Visual Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Visual Designer with 7+ years of experience is $87,873. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $57,133.

Visual Designer Salary ranges

The most common Visual Designer salary in US is between $70k - $80k.

Average Design + UX salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Graphic Designer$71,697
Min: $40K
Max: $135K
Visual Designer$76,315
Min: $45K
Max: $175K
UI Designer$84,837
Min: $8K
Max: $185K
Instructional Designer$87,471
Min: $72K
Max: $111K
UX Designer$93,068
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Web Designer$93,301
Min: $56K
Max: $168K
Art Director$94,223
Min: $0K
Max: $215K
Senior Graphic Designer$96,708
Min: $68K
Max: $200K
Game Designer$99,565
Min: $79K
Max: $145K
UX Researcher$105,855
Min: $10K
Max: $230K
Senior UI Designer$109,701
Min: $63K
Max: $200K
Product Designer$112,133
Min: $3K
Max: $330K
Senior UX Designer$121,896
Min: $48K
Max: $234K
Creative Director$144,543
Min: $0K
Max: $315K
Design Director$152,574
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Senior Product Designer$158,171
Min: $105K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$174,326
Min: $9K
Max: $425K
Creative Chief Officer$187,932
Min: $140K
Max: $425K

FAQ

Q:

What is a visual designer?

A.
A visual designer relies on graphic design and web design skills to create and maintain a brand's style across digital assets.
Q:

How to become a visual designer?

A.
Visual designers typically have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art, or a related field and should have a strong portfolio of work displaying creative and professional projects ranging from website design to mobile app mockups.
Q:

How much does a visual designer make?

A.

The salary range for a visual designer is $50K-$140K. The average salary for a Visual Designer in US is $76,315.

Career Info

Visual Designer jobs in US

Skills that affect Visual Designer salaries in US

1
Adobe Creative Suite
9% have this skill
2
Graphic Design
1% have this skill
3
Visual Design
1% have this skill
4
Typography
1% have this skill
5
Illustration
1% have this skill
6
Iconography
1% have this skill

Average Visual Designer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Visual Designer make the most at companies with 501-1,000 employees, earning $80,732 on average.

Recent Visual Designer salaries in US

$117,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $117,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$70,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $70,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Charlotte, NC
1-5 Reports
$109,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $109,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $110,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$61,500
Yearly Salary
A Visual Merchandising Designer reported a yearly salary of $61,500
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Austin, TX
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Motion Designer reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
New York City, NY
$61,200
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $61,200
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Remote
1-5 Reports
$52,800
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $52,800 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN