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Creative Designer Average Salary in Guam 2021

How much money does a Creative Designer make in Guam?


Average Monthly Salary
980 USD
( 11,700 USD yearly)

LOW
520
USD
AVERAGE
980
USD
HIGH
1,490
USD

A person working as a Creative Designer in Guam typically earns around 980 USD per month. Salaries range from 520 USD (lowest) to 1,490 USD (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 Guam

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

  • Salary Range

    Creative Designer salaries in Guam range from 520 USD per month (minimum salary) to 1,490 USD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 920 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 920 USD while the other half are earning more than 920 USD. 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 650 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 650 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 1,130 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,130 USD.


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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Guam Creative Designer
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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 600 USD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 730 USD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,040 USD per month, 42% 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 1,210 USD per month, 17% 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 1,330 USD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,410 USD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Creative Designer average salary change by experience in Guam

0 - 2 Years
600 USD
2 - 5 Years+23%
730 USD
5 - 10 Years+42%
1,040 USD
10 - 15 Years+17%
1,210 USD
15 - 20 Years+10%
1,330 USD
20+ Years+6%
1,410 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

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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 720 USD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 820 USD per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,070 USD per month, 31% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 1,410 USD per month, 32% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Creative Designer average salary difference by education level in Guam

High School
720 USD
Certificate or Diploma+13%
820 USD
Bachelor's Degree+31%
1,070 USD
Master's Degree+32%
1,410 USD
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 Guam costs anywhere from 6,980 US Dollar(s) to 20,900 US 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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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 Guam earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
1,030 USD
Female-12%
900 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guam for all Careers

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Creative Designer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guam

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

Creative Designer

Creative Designer(s) in Guam are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Guam / 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 Guam is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Guam 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 Guam

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Guam 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.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
34%
No Bonus
66%

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.

Creative Designer Average Hourly Wage in Guam


6 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guam is 6 USD. This means that the average Creative Designer in Guam earns approximately 6 USD 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 Guam
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The average salary for Creative Designer is 26% 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 Executive1,420 USD+45%
Advertising Account Manager1,560 USD+60%
Advertising Account Planner810 USD-17%
Advertising Coordinator1,050 USD+7%
Advertising Manager2,100 USD+110%
Advertising Operations Manager2,200 USD+120%
Advertising Strategic Planner1,440 USD+47%
Advertising Team Leader1,200 USD+23%
Animator920 USD-6%
Art Director1,380 USD+41%
Artist1,110 USD+13%
Artworker760 USD-22%
Assistant Art Director1,080 USD+10%
Audiosual Technician780 USD-20%
Broadcast Administrator1,380 USD+41%
Catering Sales820 USD-16%
Catering Trainer1,050 USD+7%
Commercial and Industrial Designer810 USD-17%
Conference Organiser990 USD+1%
Content and Media Production Lead1,550 USD+58%
CopyWriter880 USD-10%
Creative Designer980 USD+0%
Creative Director1,270 USD+30%
Designer 760 USD-22%
Desktop Publisher630 USD-36%
Director of Graphic Design1,200 USD+23%
Events and Promotions Manager2,240 USD+130%
Exhibit Display Coordinator1,050 USD+7%
Exhibit Display Manager1,380 USD+41%
Finisher720 USD-26%
Graphic Artist840 USD-14%
Graphic Designer840 USD-14%
Graphics Design Supervisor1,150 USD+18%
Imagery Analyst800 USD-18%
Imaging Technologist790 USD-19%
Interaction Designer660 USD-33%
Media Planner1,090 USD+11%
Media Production Coordinator1,040 USD+6%
Media Production Manager1,850 USD+89%
Media Project Manager1,750 USD+79%
Media Relations Representative1,460 USD+49%
Media Sales Executive1,650 USD+69%
Multimedia Specialist790 USD-19%
Photographer720 USD-26%
PPC Campaign Manager1,420 USD+45%
Print Production Manager1,410 USD+44%
Product and Brand Manager2,000 USD+100%
Sales Promotion Manager2,120 USD+120%
Sketch Artist960 USD-2%
Social Media Executive1,780 USD+82%
Technical Typist620 USD-37%
User Experience UX Designer900 USD-8%
UX Designer820 USD-16%

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 Guam earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,350 USD
Public Sector+10%
1,490 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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