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Graphic Designers

in Massachusetts

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Occupation Projection for Graphic Designers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
271024  Graphic Designers 7,897 8,134 237 3.00 % 283 451 24 758 Bachelor's degree 

Graphic Designers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,760  22 % 1,910  24 % 150  9 % $62,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,760  22 % 1,910  24 % 150  9 % $62,780
Wholesale Trade    1,710  22 % 1,740  21 % 30  2 % $59,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    1,550  20 % 1,570  19 % 20  2 % $58,130
Information    580  7 % 470  6 % -110  -18 % $57,870
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    460  6 % 350  4 % -110  -25 % $56,090
Printing and Related Support Activities    430  5 % 400  5 % -30  -7 % $51,170
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    370  5 % 390  5 % 20  5 % $63,060
Administrative and Support Services    370  5 % 390  5 % 20  5 % $63,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises    290  4 % 310  4 % 20  8 % $69,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises    290  4 % 310  4 % 20  8 % $69,670
Educational Services    220  3 % 250  3 % 30  13 % $66,850
Educational Services    220  3 % 250  3 % 30  13 % $66,850
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    160  2 % 150  2 % -10  -3 % $59,630
Nonstore Retailers    120  2 % 160  2 % 40  25 % $60,050
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