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Director of Graphic Design Average Salary in Barbados 2021

How much money does a Director of Graphic Design make in Barbados?


Average Monthly Salary
3,150 BBD
( 37,800 BBD yearly)

LOW
1,580
BBD
AVERAGE
3,150
BBD
HIGH
4,880
BBD

A person working as a Director of Graphic Design in Barbados typically earns around 3,150 BBD per month. Salaries range from 1,580 BBD (lowest) to 4,880 BBD (highest).

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

Director of Graphic Design Salary Distribution in Barbados

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Director of Graphic Design salaries in Barbados range from 1,580 BBD per month (minimum salary) to 4,880 BBD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,150 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 3,150 BBD while the other half are earning more than 3,150 BBD. 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 Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 2,130 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,130 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 4,020 BBD while 25% are earning more than 4,020 BBD.


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

Director of Graphic Design 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 Director of Graphic Design salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Director of Graphic Design with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,890 BBD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,500 BBD per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,350 BBD per month, 34% 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, Director of Graphic Design(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,990 BBD per month, 19% 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 4,300 BBD per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,620 BBD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Director of Graphic Design average salary change by experience in Barbados

0 - 2 Years
1,890 BBD
2 - 5 Years+32%
2,500 BBD
5 - 10 Years+34%
3,350 BBD
10 - 15 Years+19%
3,990 BBD
15 - 20 Years+8%
4,300 BBD
20+ Years+7%
4,620 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Director of Graphic Design Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Director of Graphic Design(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 Director of Graphic Design salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Director of Graphic Design is 2,370 BBD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,700 BBD per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,660 BBD per month, 36% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 4,620 BBD per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Director of Graphic Design average salary difference by education level in Barbados

High School
2,370 BBD
Certificate or Diploma+14%
2,700 BBD
Bachelor's Degree+36%
3,660 BBD
Master's Degree+26%
4,620 BBD
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 Barbados costs anywhere from 16,300 Barbados Dollar(s) to 48,800 Barbados Dollar(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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Director of Graphic Design 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 Director of Graphic Design employees in Barbados earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,230 BBD
Female-5%
3,050 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Barbados for all Careers

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Director of Graphic Design Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Barbados

How much are annual salary increments in Barbados for Director of Graphic Design(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Director of Graphic Design

Director of Graphic Design(s) in Barbados are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Barbados / 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 Barbados is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Barbados 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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Director of Graphic Design Bonus and Incentive Rates in Barbados

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Barbados Director of Graphic Design
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A Director of Graphic Design 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.

63% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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
37%
No Bonus
63%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Director of Graphic Design Average Hourly Wage in Barbados


18 BBD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Barbados is 18 BBD. This means that the average Director of Graphic Design in Barbados earns approximately 18 BBD 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.

Director of Graphic Design VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Director of Graphic Design and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Barbados
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The average salary for Director of Graphic Design is 3% more 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 Executive3,630 BBD+15%
Advertising Account Manager4,200 BBD+33%
Advertising Account Planner2,140 BBD-32%
Advertising Coordinator2,580 BBD-18%
Advertising Manager5,300 BBD+68%
Advertising Operations Manager5,490 BBD+74%
Advertising Strategic Planner3,660 BBD+16%
Advertising Team Leader3,080 BBD-2%
Animator2,470 BBD-22%
Art Director3,460 BBD+10%
Artist2,760 BBD-12%
Artworker2,000 BBD-37%
Assistant Art Director2,510 BBD-20%
Audiosual Technician2,000 BBD-37%
Broadcast Administrator3,650 BBD+16%
Catering Sales2,210 BBD-30%
Catering Trainer2,620 BBD-17%
Commercial and Industrial Designer2,060 BBD-35%
Conference Organiser2,470 BBD-22%
Content and Media Production Lead3,930 BBD+25%
CopyWriter2,160 BBD-31%
Creative Designer2,410 BBD-23%
Creative Director3,240 BBD+3%
Designer 1,910 BBD-39%
Desktop Publisher1,660 BBD-47%
Director of Graphic Design3,150 BBD=
Events and Promotions Manager5,500 BBD+75%
Exhibit Display Coordinator2,650 BBD-16%
Exhibit Display Manager3,250 BBD+3%
Finisher1,670 BBD-47%
Graphic Artist2,150 BBD-32%
Graphic Designer2,050 BBD-35%
Graphics Design Supervisor2,960 BBD-6%
Imagery Analyst1,880 BBD-40%
Imaging Technologist1,910 BBD-39%
Interaction Designer1,670 BBD-47%
Media Planner2,740 BBD-13%
Media Production Coordinator2,430 BBD-23%
Media Production Manager4,460 BBD+42%
Media Project Manager4,440 BBD+41%
Media Relations Representative3,880 BBD+23%
Media Sales Executive4,430 BBD+41%
Multimedia Specialist1,910 BBD-39%
Photographer1,880 BBD-40%
PPC Campaign Manager3,560 BBD+13%
Print Production Manager3,770 BBD+20%
Product and Brand Manager5,000 BBD+59%
Sales Promotion Manager5,250 BBD+67%
Sketch Artist2,260 BBD-28%
Social Media Executive4,450 BBD+41%
Technical Typist1,450 BBD-54%
User Experience UX Designer2,220 BBD-30%
UX Designer2,080 BBD-34%

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 Barbados earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,060 BBD
Public Sector+11%
3,390 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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