AARP Graphic Designer Salary in the United States

How much does a Graphic Designer make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Graphic Designer at companies like AARP in the United States is $55,290 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $50,688 and $59,892. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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What does a Graphic Designer do at companies like AARP?

Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP.

Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units. 


The Graphic Designer for Creative Services is responsible for executing print and digital graphic design solutions for national as well as local campaigns and initiatives that support the Association’s mission and goals. The designer is expected to engage in professional and consistent client service and will be expected to support the internal client service team with emphasis on communications, speed and accuracy. This position primarily supports state/community based projects.

  • Working within a high capacity environment that emphasizes print production. This position works with all members of the AARP Brand Center of Excellence staff to support design/production needs of internal clients.
  • Design/Production include advertisements, brochures, corporate, identity, packaging, PowerPoint presentations, web banners, promotional displays, trade show booths and environmental signage.
  • Creates work that is delivered on time and on strategy.
  • Requires a degree or related work experience in print graphic design, or related field.
  • Candidates should have 3+ years of relevant print design experience in a studio, agency or in-house department that supports multiple executions and high volume.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products to create Word and PowerPoint supported documents and templates.
  • Requires basic skills for business communications.
  • Team collaboration a must.
  • Ability to execute projects assigned from beginning to end with minimal supervision.
  • Successful candidates will possess strong project/time management skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and contribute to the graphic support of one of America’s iconic brands.
  • Understanding of web, digital, social media and mobile design a plus.
Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

$50,688 Low Average $55,290 High $59,892

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Graphic Designer in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $50,688 to $59,892 with an average total cash compensation of $55,290. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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