The graphic design art industry is booming, with wages on average increasing by 20 per cent since 2012.
The average graphic design artist’s salary has increased by 20.5 per cent over the past year, according to research commissioned by the Graphic Design Art Guild, which represents about 250 graphic design artists in Australia.
In total, there were 3,857 graphic design arts professionals who earned more than $100,000 a year, up from 1,812 in 2012, according the Guild.
“Our data shows that graphic design is on the rise and that the trend is going to continue,” says the Guild’s chief executive officer, Paul Molloy.
“We’ve seen that the art form is becoming more popular, more accessible, more appealing to audiences and more sophisticated.”
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“The average salary for graphic design professionals was $115,900 in 2012.
That’s up by about $20,000 since last year.
But that’s not all.
Graphic designers are also earning more than ever before, and are earning more per hour than ever.
And their pay has also increased.
The median graphic design hourly rate increased by $2,000 over the last year, from $90 to $102.
The wage increase was particularly strong for graphic designers with experience, who saw their hourly rate rise by 12 per cent.”
For the first time in our history, we’ve seen an increase in pay for graphic artists with more than 20 years’ experience,” Mr Molloys says.”
So this is the first year we’ve had that in a while.
“The graphic design industry is growing at an annual rate of 6 per cent, according, according Professor David Schmitt of the University of Technology Sydney.”
It’s really exciting, and it’s an industry that’s growing at a faster rate than other industries, and that’s encouraging,” he says.
There are now about 5,600 graphic design jobs in Australia, and the industry is expected to grow by 20,000 to 20,500 by 2020, according a 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.”
This industry has been growing at such a high rate, it’s quite staggering to see it happen at such an early stage,” says Mr Mlloy.”[But] I think it’s the industry that has been able to do this is quite remarkable.
“There are a lot of jobs that graphic designers do, and there are also a lot more that graphic artists can do, says Mr Schmitt.”
They can create artwork, they can create designs and they can also help design new products.