Must-Know Graphic Design Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Graphic design is estimated to be a $15 billion industry in the U.S. alone."

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"8.8 million people are employed in the global creative industry, including graphic design."

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"In 2019, there were 281,500 employed graphic designers in the United States."

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"The median annual wage for graphic designers in the United States is $53,380 (as of 2020)."

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"24% of graphic designers are self-employed."

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"By 2029, the graphic design industry’s employment is projected to grow 3%."

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"AIGA’s annual Design Census reported that 73% of the graphic design workforce is white."

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"About 76% of graphic designers have a Bachelor’s degree."

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"94% of graphic designers use Adobe Creative Cloud as their primary design software."

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"The average graphic design project takes between 2 weeks and 2 months."

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"The US states with the highest employment levels for graphic designers are California, New York, and Texas."

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"51% of graphic designers work in-house, while 12% work in design agencies."

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"The global graphic design software market is expected to reach 3.94 billion US dollars in 2025."

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"The North American graphic design software market accounts for 34.39% revenue."

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"63% of graphic design job postings require knowledge of Adobe Photoshop."

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