Graphic Designers

risk level
Based on 3,328 votes
by year 2031
or $27.88 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

34% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Fine Arts

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

50% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 34% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Graphic Designers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (quarterly)

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Graphic Designers' job openings is expected to rise 2.6% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Graphic Designers' was $57,990, or $27 per hour

'Graphic Designers' were paid 25.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 211,890 people employed as 'Graphic Designers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.14% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 697 people are employed as 'Graphic Designers'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 27-1024.00


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Feeshwastaken (Low) says
robots do not have creativity, yet...........
Nov 24, 2022 at 12:56 AM
max (Highly likely) says
New AI that creates art, at the very least I guess there will be, since they would need to work less (with the help of AI), less need of them
Nov 17, 2022 at 01:42 AM
No <3 (No chance) says
it would be really hard to replace them because everything would look the same and people would get bored
Nov 01, 2022 at 02:29 PM
LL (Moderate) says
Dalle 2 is here and the quality of its generated images is pretty good. I expect some tasks will be automated.
Oct 12, 2022 at 05:34 PM
Julien Taylor (Highly likely) says
Look at Stable Diffusion and Dall-E 2. They are still imperfect, but we are talking 20 years later.
Sep 29, 2022 at 12:09 PM
Tsw says
Ok this is so wrong. Already graphics designers are at risk because of a.I systems like mid-journey etc
Sep 20, 2022 at 03:41 AM
Ali (Low) says
AI simply cannot generate original content, since whatever it does is learning from the past. for instance, AI cannot wake up one day and say I invented cubism. Art takes morality and creativity which AI lacks.
Sep 14, 2022 at 07:59 AM
A guy who honed their graphic design skills only to realize he will be replaced by AI says
It's funny to see that designers buried their head under the ground and thinks AI couldn't replace them, well, bad news for you (or good for soulless people?), AI FOR THAT EXISTS NOW!!!

Take a look Midjourney/Stable Diffusion. It could do Logo design, UI/UX Design, Illustration, all these just by typing 10-20 words on your keyboard!

"b-b-but... creative decisions still required, right? you still have to think what prompt to enter"
Now i want to ask you, how many people who commissioned you ever thinks about concept, originality, philosophy, and the "soul" of your design? I guess 1 out of 10000 clients. People only want to see HOW IT LOOKS, not HOW IT MEANS, and AI ALREADY NAILED THAT!!!

"I used these AI you've just said and the results are horrible"
This technology currently evolves at rapid pace, and what you said "horrible" now would be different in the next year.

My advice for my fellow designer, be more selective at finding your clients, and you'll be safe for, idk, 10 years? I'm not sure.
Sep 13, 2022 at 01:46 PM
Goose (Highly likely) says
Easily within the next decade. DALL-E 2 can do everything graphics designers do.
Sep 11, 2022 at 01:45 AM
Jeff (Low) says
Graphics can be artistic. As far as I'm aware, robots currently can't make art on their own. They're either printers, or they use pre-existing art combinations.
Sep 08, 2022 at 12:49 AM
Ron (Highly likely) says
Midjourney, DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and surely many other unreleased ai generated art programs. The speed of improvement will only accelerate.
Sep 01, 2022 at 11:38 AM
Gabriely Delfino says
After reading an archive about A.I. generated art that won first place in a fine art competition, I can say I'm almost giving up on my dream to be a concept artist/graphic designer.

I fear I'll be replaced after many years of studying and dedication.
Aug 31, 2022 at 09:43 PM
TM (Highly likely) says
Midjourney ai is available now. check it out. I was amazed at what the ai could do
Aug 31, 2022 at 07:47 PM
Nicolas (Highly likely) says
After Dalee-2 was released I think that graphic design will be automated
Aug 15, 2022 at 10:20 PM
zach (Highly likely) says
midjourney and other AI are already super advanced. it's just going to keep going.
Aug 03, 2022 at 05:03 PM
Graphic Designer (Highly likely) says
People that disagree don't understand the potential of AI, the industry is already bleeding jobs.
Jul 31, 2022 at 05:34 AM
AFFRA (Highly likely) says
Graphic design will 100% be automated in the next 10-20 years. AI is already capable of making high-quality professional art. These advancements mean that it’ll be very likely that the role of graphic designers will be taken over by AI. A prompt such as “palm trees on beach” could be made by an AI in seconds, while a graphic designer could spend minutes to hours creating the work, making the human useless at this task.
Jul 29, 2022 at 03:31 AM
B (Highly likely) says
Not only will AI be able to replace graphic designers, they will be able to replace photographers, models, set designers…as well, since they are already able to fabricate photographs and faces that do not exist in reality. Not to mention never seen before typography, complex renders, visual effects etc in no amount of time. 8 years is a lot of time for tech development.
Jul 28, 2022 at 06:46 PM
Danny (Highly likely) says
Look up DALL-E2 and similar advances in AI technology to produce decent quality artworks in less than 5 seconds!
Jul 15, 2022 at 04:28 PM
Artist (No chance) says
Like said, it takes originality. Even if the automatically generated pictures are getting very good they still can not imitate the way real graphic designs are designed for one simple reason.
Jul 06, 2022 at 11:17 PM

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