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Creative Designer Average Salary in Pakistan 2021

How much money does a Creative Designer make in Pakistan?

Average Monthly Salary
62,000 PKR
( 744,000 PKR yearly)


A person working as a Creative Designer in Pakistan typically earns around 62,000 PKR per month. Salaries range from 29,800 PKR (lowest) to 97,400 PKR (highest).

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

Creative Designer Salary Distribution in Pakistan

Median and salary distribution monthly Pakistan Creative Designer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Creative Designer salaries in Pakistan range from 29,800 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 97,400 PKR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 64,500 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 64,500 PKR while the other half are earning more than 64,500 PKR. 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 Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 42,400 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 42,400 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 84,200 PKR while 25% are earning more than 84,200 PKR.

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

Creative 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 Creative Designer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Creative Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 34,900 PKR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 49,400 PKR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 64,900 PKR per month, 31% 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, Creative Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 79,800 PKR per month, 23% 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 84,900 PKR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 93,000 PKR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Creative Designer average salary change by experience in Pakistan

0 - 2 Years
34,900 PKR
2 - 5 Years+42%
49,400 PKR
5 - 10 Years+31%
64,900 PKR
10 - 15 Years+23%
79,800 PKR
15 - 20 Years+6%
84,900 PKR
20+ Years+10%
93,000 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Creative Designer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Pakistan Creative Designer
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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 Creative Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Creative Designer is 43,300 PKR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 50,100 PKR per month, 16% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 73,100 PKR per month, 46% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 90,000 PKR per month, 23% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Creative Designer average salary difference by education level in Pakistan

High School
43,300 PKR
Certificate or Diploma+16%
50,100 PKR
Bachelor's Degree+46%
73,100 PKR
Master's Degree+23%
90,000 PKR
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 Pakistan costs anywhere from 409,000 Pakistan Rupee(s) to 1,230,000 Pakistan Rupee(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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Creative 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 Creative Designer employees in Pakistan earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

66,300 PKR
60,200 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Pakistan for all Careers

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Creative Designer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Pakistan

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

Creative Designer

Creative Designer(s) in Pakistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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.

Pakistan / 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 Pakistan is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Pakistan for the year 2020. 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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Creative Designer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Pakistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Pakistan Creative Designer
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A Creative Designer is considered to be a moderate 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.

47% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Creative Designer Average Hourly Wage in Pakistan

360 PKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pakistan is 360 PKR. This means that the average Creative Designer in Pakistan earns approximately 360 PKR 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.

Creative Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Creative Designer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Pakistan
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The average salary for Creative Designer is 20% 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 Executive87,600 PKR+41%
Advertising Account Manager93,500 PKR+51%
Advertising Account Planner47,700 PKR-23%
Advertising Coordinator62,500 PKR+1%
Advertising Manager134,000 PKR+120%
Advertising Operations Manager131,000 PKR+110%
Advertising Strategic Planner88,800 PKR+43%
Advertising Team Leader72,700 PKR+17%
Animator56,100 PKR-10%
Art Director82,200 PKR+32%
Artist68,000 PKR+10%
Artworker46,200 PKR-26%
Assistant Art Director62,500 PKR+1%
Audiosual Technician46,500 PKR-25%
Broadcast Administrator80,500 PKR+30%
Catering Sales50,300 PKR-19%
Catering Trainer62,300 PKR+0%
Commercial and Industrial Designer49,400 PKR-20%
Conference Organiser59,300 PKR-4%
Content and Media Production Lead87,000 PKR+40%
CopyWriter55,200 PKR-11%
Creative Designer62,000 PKR-0%
Creative Director78,100 PKR+26%
Designer 46,400 PKR-25%
Desktop Publisher39,700 PKR-36%
Director of Graphic Design71,800 PKR+16%
Events and Promotions Manager131,000 PKR+110%
Exhibit Display Coordinator59,900 PKR-3%
Exhibit Display Manager85,000 PKR+37%
Finisher42,500 PKR-31%
Graphic Artist50,100 PKR-19%
Graphic Designer50,700 PKR-18%
Graphics Design Supervisor67,500 PKR+9%
Imagery Analyst45,800 PKR-26%
Imaging Technologist48,800 PKR-21%
Interaction Designer40,700 PKR-34%
Media Planner64,000 PKR+3%
Media Production Coordinator61,600 PKR-1%
Media Production Manager107,000 PKR+72%
Media Project Manager110,000 PKR+77%
Media Relations Representative90,900 PKR+47%
Media Sales Executive102,000 PKR+64%
Multimedia Specialist48,800 PKR-21%
Photographer45,900 PKR-26%
PPC Campaign Manager84,700 PKR+37%
Print Production Manager87,400 PKR+41%
Product and Brand Manager121,000 PKR+95%
Sales Promotion Manager119,000 PKR+92%
Sketch Artist54,500 PKR-12%
Social Media Executive106,000 PKR+71%
Technical Typist36,500 PKR-41%
User Experience UX Designer57,100 PKR-8%
UX Designer47,500 PKR-23%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bahawalpur54,600 PKR
Faisalabad66,700 PKR
Gujranwala59,500 PKR
Hyderabad61,600 PKR
Islamabad56,000 PKR
Karachi68,400 PKR
Lahore67,600 PKR
Multan62,500 PKR
Peshawar58,800 PKR
Quetta54,500 PKR
Rawalpindi65,900 PKR
Sargodha52,800 PKR
Sialkot52,000 PKR

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 Pakistan earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
76,200 PKR
Public Sector+12%
85,400 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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