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Director of Graphic Design Average Salary in Iceland 2021

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


Average Monthly Salary
614,000 ISK
( 7,370,000 ISK yearly)

LOW
282,000
ISK
AVERAGE
614,000
ISK
HIGH
976,000
ISK

A person working as a Director of Graphic Design in Iceland typically earns around 614,000 ISK per month. Salaries range from 282,000 ISK (lowest) to 976,000 ISK (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 Iceland

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

  • Salary Range

    Director of Graphic Design salaries in Iceland range from 282,000 ISK per month (minimum salary) to 976,000 ISK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 663,000 ISK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 663,000 ISK while the other half are earning more than 663,000 ISK. 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 425,000 ISK while 75% of them are earning more than 425,000 ISK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 885,000 ISK while 25% are earning more than 885,000 ISK.


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 321,000 ISK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 428,000 ISK 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 633,000 ISK 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, Director of Graphic Design(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 772,000 ISK 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 841,000 ISK 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 910,000 ISK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Director of Graphic Design average salary change by experience in Iceland

0 - 2 Years
321,000 ISK
2 - 5 Years+34%
428,000 ISK
5 - 10 Years+48%
633,000 ISK
10 - 15 Years+22%
772,000 ISK
15 - 20 Years+9%
841,000 ISK
20+ Years+8%
910,000 ISK
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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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 393,000 ISK per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 463,000 ISK per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 671,000 ISK 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 879,000 ISK per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


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

High School
393,000 ISK
Certificate or Diploma+18%
463,000 ISK
Bachelor's Degree+45%
671,000 ISK
Master's Degree+31%
879,000 ISK
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 Iceland costs anywhere from 3,440,000 Iceland Krona(s) to 10,300,000 Iceland Krona(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 Iceland earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
628,000 ISK
Female-4%
600,000 ISK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Iceland for all Careers

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Director of Graphic Design Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Iceland

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

Director of Graphic Design

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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Iceland Director of Graphic Design
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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.

Iceland / 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 Iceland is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

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

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

59% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 41% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
41%
No Bonus
59%

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 Iceland


3,540 ISK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Iceland is 3,540 ISK. This means that the average Director of Graphic Design in Iceland earns approximately 3,540 ISK 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 Iceland
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The average salary for Director of Graphic Design is 5% 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 Executive722,000 ISK+18%
Advertising Account Manager819,000 ISK+33%
Advertising Account Planner418,000 ISK-32%
Advertising Coordinator523,000 ISK-15%
Advertising Manager1,050,000 ISK+71%
Advertising Operations Manager1,050,000 ISK+71%
Advertising Strategic Planner673,000 ISK+10%
Advertising Team Leader624,000 ISK+2%
Animator472,000 ISK-23%
Art Director648,000 ISK+6%
Artist539,000 ISK-12%
Artworker406,000 ISK-34%
Assistant Art Director510,000 ISK-17%
Audiosual Technician382,000 ISK-38%
Broadcast Administrator684,000 ISK+11%
Catering Sales423,000 ISK-31%
Catering Trainer491,000 ISK-20%
Commercial and Industrial Designer401,000 ISK-35%
Conference Organiser481,000 ISK-22%
Content and Media Production Lead751,000 ISK+22%
CopyWriter439,000 ISK-28%
Creative Designer509,000 ISK-17%
Creative Director644,000 ISK+5%
Designer 357,000 ISK-42%
Desktop Publisher318,000 ISK-48%
Director of Graphic Design614,000 ISK+0%
Events and Promotions Manager1,050,000 ISK+71%
Exhibit Display Coordinator496,000 ISK-19%
Exhibit Display Manager661,000 ISK+8%
Finisher333,000 ISK-46%
Graphic Artist411,000 ISK-33%
Graphic Designer408,000 ISK-34%
Graphics Design Supervisor577,000 ISK-6%
Imagery Analyst389,000 ISK-37%
Imaging Technologist388,000 ISK-37%
Interaction Designer346,000 ISK-44%
Media Planner533,000 ISK-13%
Media Production Coordinator483,000 ISK-21%
Media Production Manager868,000 ISK+41%
Media Project Manager901,000 ISK+47%
Media Relations Representative756,000 ISK+23%
Media Sales Executive797,000 ISK+30%
Multimedia Specialist388,000 ISK-37%
Photographer358,000 ISK-42%
PPC Campaign Manager668,000 ISK+9%
Print Production Manager706,000 ISK+15%
Product and Brand Manager1,020,000 ISK+66%
Sales Promotion Manager1,000,000 ISK+63%
Sketch Artist449,000 ISK-27%
Social Media Executive835,000 ISK+36%
Technical Typist307,000 ISK-50%
User Experience UX Designer468,000 ISK-24%
UX Designer405,000 ISK-34%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Reykjavik694,000 ISK

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 Iceland earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
611,000 ISK
Public Sector+25%
763,000 ISK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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