The average rate for a Graphic Artist is $15.21 per hour.
Graphic Artist Total Pay (?
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$28,688 - $59,518
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MEDIAN: $40,640
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Graphic Artist Total Pay (?
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$10.58 - $24.99
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,688 - $59,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
Profit Sharing
$127.14 - $10,766  
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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$24,240 - $56,964  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 671
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $24.99  
   
Overtime
$13.59 - $34.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
   
Profit Sharing
$127.14 - $10,766  
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).
)
$24,240 - $56,964  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 671
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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
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Pittsburgh
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Phoenix
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Denver
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Seattle
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National Average
$36,000
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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
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Adobe Photoshop
0%
National Average
$36,000
Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe InDesign
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 207 votes.
Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 32%
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