Concept Artist Salary

The average pay for a Concept Artist is $59,026 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Illustration is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,508 - $86,187
(Median)
$36K
$59K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,025
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$15.78 - $49.66
(Median)
$16
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,508 - $86,187  
   
Bonus
$500 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,617 - $97,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $49.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $20,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$33,617 - $97,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Concept Artist

When a variety of entities are in their design phases, from buildings and parks to creative works like movies and video games, a concept artist plays a vital and important role. These highly-creative individuals help sketch out ideas of how completed projects will look, which include rough drawings and outlines such as storyboards for films or cartoons, or may help architects and building designers secure bids or help advertising agencies make pitches to clients. Overall, they create concrete visualizations of ideas which can be built, developed, and improved in all sorts of ways.

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Experience Affects Concept Artist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Concept Artist Salaries

Illustration
up arrow 28%

National Average
$58,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 21%
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