Graphic Artist Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Graphic Artist is $15.25 per hour.
Graphic Artist Total Pay (?
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$28,775 - $63,057
(Median)
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63K
MEDIAN: $40,901
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Graphic Artist Total Pay (?
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$10.67 - $24.54
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,775 - $63,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,044  
Profit Sharing
$127.57 - $10,665  
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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$24,491 - $58,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 783
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $24.54  
   
Overtime
$13.83 - $33.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$127.57 - $10,665  
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).
)
$24,491 - $58,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 783
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Job Description for Graphic Artist

A graphic artist designs visual presentations of a wide variety, including advertisements, brochures, screen-printed tees, logos, signs, product illustrations, websites and more. A graphic artist works alone or with a group of illustrators, photographers and writers to meet the design demands of clients from all fields. The artist determines the size and arrangement of visual elements to facilitate communication between the client and a target audience.
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Graphic Artist Tasks
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and internet websites.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

up arrow 52%
Phoenix
up arrow 36%
Dallas
up arrow 36%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 31%
Minneapolis
up arrow 23%
Chicago
up arrow 17%
Atlanta
up arrow 14%
Denver
up arrow 12%
Tampa
up arrow 12%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
Seattle
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National Average
$36,000
Oklahoma City
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Graphic Artist Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Artist Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
0%
Adobe Illustrator
0%
National Average
$36,000
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%
Web Design
up arrow 5%
Adobe PDF
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 32%
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