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 21012$20.53/hr$13.98/hr$16.41/hr$18.52/hr$22.84/hr$29.79/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities600$24.81/hr
Financial Activities110$28.12/hr
Professional and Business Services2,390$27.97/hr
Education and Health Services240$26.37/hr
Leisure and Hospitality110$24.06/hr
Other Services50$18.92/hr
Public Administration50$28.25/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 30N/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$19.45/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$20.40/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$21.57/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$20.85/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 160$23.12/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 170$18.19/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$18.19/hr-12.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 200$18.44/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 210$18.52/hr10.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 260$18.87/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 270$20.75/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 290$18.25/hr-4.8%
Northwest Balance of State 320$18.49/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 360$20.87/hr7.9%
Central Minnesota 420$22.87/hr2.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,610$26.23/hr4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,820$26.04/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,190$24.26/hr3.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Art Directors 960$43.61/hr5.1%
Film and Video Editors 200N/A9.0%
Multi-Media Artists and Animators 300$29.20/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.