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Estimated employment2,460
Mean wage27.42
Entry wage16.45
10th percentile wage15.27
50th percentile wage24.71
90th percentile wage43.44
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services1,05042.9%
Financial Activities52021.0%
Manufacturing39016.1%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities34013.9%
Education and Health Services803.4%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Professional and Business Services1,05029.81
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities34027.28
Other Services3026.77
Education and Health Services8026.70
Financial Activities52025.56
Graphic Designers (27-1024)
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$27.42 $27.80  -$0.38
2013$27.33+.3%$27.71 +.3%-$0.38
2012$26.81+1.9%$27.18 +1.9%-$0.37
2011$26.28+2.0%$26.65 +2.0%-$0.36
2010$25.88+1.6%$26.24 +1.6%-$0.36
2009$25.42+1.8%$25.78 +1.8%-$0.35
2008$25.15+1.1%$25.50 +1.1%-$0.35
2007$24.40+3.1%$24.74 +3.1%-$0.34
2006$23.58+3.5%$23.92 +3.5%-$0.33
2005$22.68+4.0%$23.00 +4.0%-$0.31
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$27.42 $26.43  $0.99
2013$27.33+.3%$26.36 +.3%$0.97
2012$26.81+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$0.98
2011$26.28+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$0.90
2010$25.88+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$0.89
2009$25.42+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$0.86
2008$25.15+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$0.92
2007$24.40+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$0.79
2006$23.58+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$0.73
2005$22.68+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$0.53

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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