Most of the designers I know have no degree or a 2-year degree and work at sign companies and make what you listed. My experiences have differed greatly from a lot of the commonly expressed sentiments here regarding pay, requirements and education. That could be because of the job market here and the growth.
I work at a small company (3-6 people at a time), and we start our designers out at $42K a year and they get raises every year ($1-2 an hour). We don’t require a degree because we mostly do cut-and-paste political design, we just test to make sure you can keep up and you are expected to do other things if asked- like production or the digital printing. I live in Houston, so 42K isn’t bad but they always leave after a year or two for other jobs oil and gas design jobs.
But the pay rates all over are inconsistent.
For example I’ve been offered a few jobs over the years from oil and gas CEOs that wanted a designer who knew their branding and printing processes at mid 50’s. They were unwilling to pay me any more than that. My wife is an electrical engineer for one of the largest companies in the US who starts EE’s out at 95K a year (well over the average) but they want GD’s with 5+ experience, a bachelor’s degree, want’s them to relocate- all for mid 40’s.
My best friend is a “graphic designer” with an associate’s degree (workforce degree in graphic design) who designs terminal screens for vending machines and ATM machines who makes $80k+ year. She got lucky with a software startup and I would consider her a UI designer, but their title is graphic designer.
I started my current job at $65,000 a year which is what it said on glassdoor at the time (3 years of experience at the time, but I lied and said I had 6 + I would be managing the website which I haven’t actually touched in 6 years). This is my 8th year at this job and I’ve gotten $2/h raises every year plus a $5,000k Christmas bonus. You can do the math if you want. My boss plans to retire in 3 years and expects me to find my replacement by then and then have me take over his roll. That’s how I beat the statistics.