Occupational Employment Statistics


27-1024 Graphic Designers

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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 24025$23.10/hr$13.93/hr$16.74/hr$20.68/hr$27.58/hr$35.32/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities520$26.00/hr
Financial Activities100$29.62/hr
Professional and Business Services2,150$27.71/hr
Education and Health Services250$27.03/hr
Leisure and Hospitality130$23.74/hr
Other Services50$19.37/hr
Public Administration50$30.75/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 40$18.51/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$24.09/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$20.20/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$20.88/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 130$22.68/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$23.05/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 190$17.11/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$17.72/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 220$17.81/hr-12.0%
Northwest Balance of State 220$20.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 230$20.41/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 240$20.68/hr10.1%
Southwest Minnesota 270$17.36/hr-4.8%
Southeast Balance of State 280$20.31/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 390$21.33/hr7.9%
Central Minnesota 480$22.14/hr2.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,410$26.02/hr4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,580$25.76/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,900$24.23/hr3.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Art Directors 1,000$48.84/hr5.1%
Film and Video Editors 190N/A9.0%
Special Effects Artists and Animators 220$29.88/hr5.2%

  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services.
  • Research new software or design concepts.
  • Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.
  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.