Designer Salary in the United States

How much does a Designer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Designer in the United States is $34 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $29 and $39. Hourly rate 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Designer?

A Designer is a person who makes designs for objects. A fashion Designer designs clothing, a web Designer designs web pages and an automobile Designer designs automobiles. In each case, the Designer works with the help of a technician or engineer who understands deeper level concepts of manufacturing and engineering and the Designer themself is largely confined to work at a surface level. More formally, a Designer is an agent that "specifies the structural properties of a design object". In practice, anyone who creates tangible or intangible objects, products, processes, laws, games, graph...

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Designer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Designer ranges from $29 to $39 with the average hourly pay of $34. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $29 to $40 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $35.

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