Graphic Artist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Graphic Artist is $15.31 per hour. A skill in Adobe After Effects is associated with high pay for this job.
Graphic Artist Salary (?
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$28,609 - $62,241
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,970
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Graphic Artist Salary (?
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$10.81 - $24.68
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,609 - $62,241  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,039  
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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$24,649 - $58,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $24.68  
   
Overtime
$14.77 - $32.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,039  
   
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).
)
$24,649 - $58,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 480
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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 Difference By Location

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Dallas
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Phoenix
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Pittsburgh
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Tampa
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Washington
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San Diego
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Denver
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Seattle
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National Average
$36,000
Atlanta
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Orlando
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Oklahoma City
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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
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
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Web Design
up arrow 5%
Adobe PDF
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%
Adobe Acrobat
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 33%