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Graphic Designer Average Salary in Peru 2022

How much money does a Graphic Designer make in Peru?

Average Monthly Salary
4,760 PEN
( 57,100 PEN yearly)


A person working as a Graphic Designer in Peru typically earns around 4,760 PEN per month. Salaries range from 2,190 PEN (lowest) to 7,570 PEN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Graphic Designer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Graphic Designer Salary Distribution in Peru

Median and salary distribution monthly Peru Graphic Designer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Graphic Designer salaries in Peru range from 2,190 PEN per month (minimum salary) to 7,570 PEN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,140 PEN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Graphic Designer(s) are earning less than 5,140 PEN while the other half are earning more than 5,140 PEN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Graphic Designer(s) are earning less than 3,300 PEN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,300 PEN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Graphic Designer(s) are earning less than 6,860 PEN while 25% are earning more than 6,860 PEN.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Graphic Designer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Graphic Designer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Graphic Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,490 PEN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,320 PEN per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,900 PEN per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Graphic Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,980 PEN per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,520 PEN per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,060 PEN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Graphic Designer average salary change by experience in Peru

0 - 2 Years
2,490 PEN
2 - 5 Years+34%
3,320 PEN
5 - 10 Years+48%
4,900 PEN
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,980 PEN
15 - 20 Years+9%
6,520 PEN
20+ Years+8%
7,060 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Graphic Designer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Graphic Designer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Graphic Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Graphic Designer is 3,050 PEN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,590 PEN per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,200 PEN per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 6,810 PEN per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Graphic Designer average salary difference by education level in Peru

High School
3,050 PEN
Certificate or Diploma+18%
3,590 PEN
Bachelor's Degree+45%
5,200 PEN
Master's Degree+31%
6,810 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Peru costs anywhere from 37,700 Nuevo Sol(s) to 113,000 Nuevo Sol(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Graphic Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Graphic Designer employees in Peru earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,030 PEN
4,490 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Peru for all Careers

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Graphic Designer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Peru

How much are annual salary increments in Peru for Graphic Designer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer(s) in Peru are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Peru / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Peru is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Peru for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Graphic Designer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Peru

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Peru Graphic Designer
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A Graphic Designer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Graphic Designer Average Hourly Wage in Peru

27 PEN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Peru is 27 PEN. This means that the average Graphic Designer in Peru earns approximately 27 PEN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Graphic Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Graphic Designer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Peru
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The average salary for Graphic Designer is 33% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive7,980 PEN+68%
Advertising Account Manager9,020 PEN+90%
Advertising Account Planner4,510 PEN-5%
Advertising Coordinator5,890 PEN+24%
Advertising Manager11,500 PEN+140%
Advertising Operations Manager12,300 PEN+160%
Advertising Strategic Planner7,890 PEN+66%
Advertising Team Leader6,650 PEN+40%
Animator5,390 PEN+13%
Art Director7,190 PEN+51%
Artist6,050 PEN+27%
Artworker4,440 PEN-7%
Assistant Art Director5,490 PEN+15%
Audiosual Technician4,160 PEN-13%
Broadcast Administrator8,010 PEN+68%
Catering Sales4,820 PEN+1%
Catering Trainer5,450 PEN+15%
Commercial and Industrial Designer4,180 PEN-12%
Conference Organiser5,430 PEN+14%
Content and Media Production Lead8,110 PEN+70%
CopyWriter5,000 PEN+5%
Creative Designer5,340 PEN+12%
Creative Director7,110 PEN+49%
Designer 4,350 PEN-9%
Desktop Publisher3,590 PEN-25%
Director of Graphic Design6,580 PEN+38%
Events and Promotions Manager12,100 PEN+150%
Exhibit Display Coordinator5,550 PEN+17%
Exhibit Display Manager7,180 PEN+51%
Finisher3,720 PEN-22%
Graphic Artist4,480 PEN-6%
Graphic Designer4,760 PEN+0%
Graphics Design Supervisor6,060 PEN+27%
Imagery Analyst4,460 PEN-6%
Imaging Technologist4,330 PEN-9%
Interaction Designer3,890 PEN-18%
Media Planner6,050 PEN+27%
Media Production Coordinator5,390 PEN+13%
Media Production Manager9,410 PEN+98%
Media Project Manager9,500 PEN+100%
Media Relations Representative8,250 PEN+73%
Media Sales Executive9,270 PEN+95%
Multimedia Specialist4,330 PEN-9%
Photographer3,950 PEN-17%
PPC Campaign Manager7,410 PEN+56%
Print Production Manager8,350 PEN+75%
Product and Brand Manager11,700 PEN+150%
Sales Promotion Manager11,700 PEN+150%
Sketch Artist5,070 PEN+7%
Social Media Executive9,260 PEN+95%
Technical Typist3,370 PEN-29%
User Experience UX Designer4,910 PEN+3%
UX Designer4,180 PEN-12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Arequipa4,900 PEN
Chiclayo4,670 PEN
Cusco4,220 PEN
Huancayo4,390 PEN
Iquitos4,240 PEN
Lima5,280 PEN
Trujillo5,030 PEN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Peru earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,250 PEN
Public Sector+9%
7,890 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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