Designer Salary

The average salary for a Designer in the UK is:


Job profile for a Designer

Creative conceptualisation i.e. turning a client's brief into images and text that communicate the client's activity. Designing words and images using colour, texture, line, photography using digital imaging software, and also moving image software to produce a product.

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Designer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £25,135.

The average salary in 2009 was £29,531, based on 123 respondents (a difference of 17% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £29,698, based on 205 respondents (a difference of 1% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £26,662, based on 147 respondents (a difference of -10% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £24,932, based on 70 respondents (a difference of -6% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Designer based on all salary survey responses is: £25,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Designer is £13.8.

Assorted Designer Salary Information

£27,000South West27-January-19
£22,500East of England13-February-17
£23,000East of England30-January-17
£26,000East of England9-March-16
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Designer salary data

Designer Salary By UK Region

£35,525South East
£24,712Yorkshire and North East
£37,091East of England
£25,250North West
£24,198South West
£16,640Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Designer, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £20,703 for a worker in their 20s, £27,051 (30s), £32,020 (40s) and £32,020 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Designer is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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