A person working as Graphic Designer in India typically earns around 20,000 INR. Salaries range from 9,180 INR (lowest) to 31,700 INR (highest).
This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Graphic Designer salaries in India vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Salaries for the position Graphic Designer in India range from 9,180 INR (starting salary) to 31,700 INR (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.
With a median salary of 19,100 INR, half of the professionals who work as Graphic Designer in India earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.
The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Graphic Designer in India earn less than 15,400 INR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 22,000 INR while 25% earn more.
To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Graphic Designer in India compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 11,400 INR to 16,600 INR. About 20% of salaries are below the 11,400 INR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 16,600 INR to 18,900 INR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 18,900 INR.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Graphic Designer and this is what we found.
Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 10,400 INR.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 13,900 INR, 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 20,600 INR, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 25,100 INR, 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 27,300 INR, 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 29,600 INR, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|Certificate or Diploma||+18%|
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 salaries by education level for the position Graphic Designer in order to make a comparison.
Employees at this education level have an average salary of 12,800 INR.
At this level, the average salary becomes 15,000 INR, 18% more than the previous level.
At this level, the average salary becomes 21,800 INR, 45% more than the previous level.
At this level, the average salary becomes 28,600 INR, 31% more than the previous level.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 INR to 481,000 INR 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 to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support the theory. 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? For the people who work as Graphic Designer in India, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 20%.
Individuals working as Graphic Designer in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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.
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
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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 fixed 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.
The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Graphic Designer in India is 53 INR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||-100%|
|Advertisement Fraud Analyst||33,300 INR||+67%|
|Advertising Account Executive||35,200 INR||+76%|
|Advertising Account Manager||39,000 INR||+95%|
|Advertising Account Planner||19,500 INR||-2%|
|Advertising and Promotions Manager||51,800 INR||+160%|
|Advertising Coordinator||25,200 INR||+26%|
|Advertising Data Analyst||34,000 INR||+70%|
|Advertising Manager||50,800 INR||+150%|
|Advertising Operations Manager||52,300 INR||+160%|
|Advertising Sales Director||54,600 INR||+170%|
|Advertising Strategic Planner||33,700 INR||+69%|
|Advertising Team Leader||29,900 INR||+50%|
|Animation Director||41,100 INR||+110%|
|Art Director||31,400 INR||+57%|
|Art Manager||31,400 INR||+57%|
|Artificial Intelligence Advertising Analyst||34,700 INR||+74%|
|Assistant Art Director||24,700 INR||+24%|
|Audio and Video Equipment Technician||18,500 INR||-7%|
|Audio Engineer||22,100 INR||+11%|
|Audiosual Technician||18,500 INR||-7%|
|Branding Consultant||40,900 INR||+110%|
|Broadcast Administrator||33,300 INR||+67%|
|Catering Sales||20,400 INR||+2%|
|Catering Trainer||23,800 INR||+19%|
|Color Consultant||20,400 INR||+2%|
|Commercial and Industrial Designer||19,000 INR||-5%|
|Conference Organiser||24,700 INR||+24%|
|Content and Media Production Lead||36,100 INR||+81%|
|Creative Content Strategist||38,500 INR||+93%|
|Creative Designer||23,800 INR||+19%|
|Creative Director||31,400 INR||+57%|
|Creative Technologist||38,500 INR||+93%|
|Crowd Management Specialist||31,600 INR||+58%|
|Design Strategist||32,700 INR||+64%|
|Desktop Publisher||15,200 INR||-24%|
|Digital Campaign Manager||33,300 INR||+67%|
|Digital Media Manager||39,000 INR||+95%|
|Digital Media Strategist||39,000 INR||+95%|
|Director of Events||53,200 INR||+170%|
|Director of Graphic Design||29,900 INR||+50%|
|Director of Social Media Marketing||40,400 INR||+100%|
|Event Experience Designer||34,700 INR||+74%|
|Event Security Specialist||29,900 INR||+50%|
|Event Technology Consultant||30,900 INR||+55%|
|Event Technology Integration Specialist||29,000 INR||+45%|
|Events and Promotions Manager||51,300 INR||+160%|
|Events Director||53,200 INR||+170%|
|Exhibit Designer||25,400 INR||+27%|
|Exhibit Display Coordinator||24,200 INR||+21%|
|Exhibit Display Manager||32,300 INR||+62%|
|Experiential Designer||29,900 INR||+50%|
|Gamification Specialist||33,300 INR||+67%|
|Graphic Artist||20,000 INR||+0%|
|Graphic Design Specialist||23,300 INR||+17%|
|Graphic Designer||20,000 INR||+0%|
|Graphics Artist||20,000 INR||+0%|
|Graphics Design Supervisor||27,600 INR||+38%|
|Group Creative Director||34,700 INR||+74%|
|Imagery Analyst||18,500 INR||-7%|
|Imaging Technologist||18,500 INR||-7%|
|Immersive Storyteller||27,600 INR||+38%|
|Interaction Designer||16,200 INR||-19%|
|Lead Generation Specialist||39,200 INR||+96%|
|Media Analyst||25,200 INR||+26%|
|Media Executive||32,800 INR||+64%|
|Media Planner||26,100 INR||+31%|
|Media Production Coordinator||23,800 INR||+19%|
|Media Production Manager||42,800 INR||+110%|
|Media Project Manager||42,800 INR||+110%|
|Media Relations Representative||35,600 INR||+78%|
|Media Sales Executive||40,900 INR||+110%|
|Meeting and Event Planner||24,200 INR||+21%|
|Mobile Advertising Specialist||38,800 INR||+94%|
|Motion Graphic Artist||25,700 INR||+29%|
|Motion Graphics Designer||25,700 INR||+29%|
|Multimedia Artist||20,400 INR||+2%|
|Multimedia Specialist||18,500 INR||-7%|
|NFT Designer||22,700 INR||+14%|
|NFT Specialist||24,500 INR||+23%|
|PPC Campaign Manager||32,300 INR||+62%|
|Print Production Manager||34,700 INR||+74%|
|Product and Brand Manager||49,900 INR||+150%|
|Sales Promotion Manager||49,400 INR||+150%|
|Search Engine Optimization Specialist (SEO)||21,900 INR||+10%|
|Sketch Artist||22,300 INR||+12%|
|Social Media Event Strategist||27,500 INR||+38%|
|Social Media Executive||40,400 INR||+100%|
|Social Media Graphic Designer||23,800 INR||+19%|
|Social Media Manager||40,400 INR||+100%|
|Social Media Marketing Manager||40,400 INR||+100%|
|Social Media Strategist||40,400 INR||+100%|
|Special Events Supervisor||30,900 INR||+55%|
|Technical Typist||14,300 INR||-28%|
|User Experience UX Designer||21,900 INR||+10%|
|UX Designer||19,000 INR||-5%|
|Virtual / Augmented Reality Advertiser||30,600 INR||+53%|
|Virtual / Augmented Reality Event Producer||25,700 INR||+29%|
|Virtual / Augmented Reality Showroom Designer||24,700 INR||+24%|
|Virtual Events Planner||26,600 INR||+33%|
|Virtual Trade Show Manager||24,500 INR||+23%|
|Voice Search Optimization Specialist||32,100 INR||+61%|
|Web Accessibility Designer||25,700 INR||+29%|
|Web3 Designer||24,700 INR||+24%|
|Webinar Designer||26,600 INR||+33%|
Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in India is 5% on average across all career fields.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 19,100 INR and 22,000 INR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.
The base salary for a careers like Graphic Designer in India ranges from 9,180 INR to 15,400 INR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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