Graphic Artist / Designer Salary

The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Designer is $44,531 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Adobe After Effects is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,521 - $72,462
$31K
$45K
$72K
MEDIAN: $44,738
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$11.45 - $30.41
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MEDIAN: $16.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,521 - $72,462  
   
Bonus
$299.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $5,135  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$26,300 - $71,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $30.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.18  
Overtime
$16.70 - $44.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$299.00 - $5,872  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $5,135  
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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$26,300 - $71,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 939

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Job Description for Graphic Artist / Designer

Graphic artists/designers are employed in many different industries in which the need for visually stimulating designs is necessary. They may work at advertising companies or may work in web design, entertainment, and many other fields. Graphic artists/designers are fortunate in that they are free to work with their own creativity and ingenuity in coming up with new ideas and producing visually appealing products.

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Graphic Artist / Designer Tasks

  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and internet websites.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist / Designer

Pay by Experience for a Graphic Artist / Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Graphic Artist / Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 1,171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Graphic Artist / Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 634 salaries. An experienced Graphic Artist / Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 439 salaries. A Graphic Artist / Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 198 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,713

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Q: What is it like working as a Graphic Artist / Designer?

Graphic Artist / Designer in Chicago:
"I Enjoy The Work And The Ability To Be Creative Everyday."
Pros: Creativity, freedom, flexibility.
Cons: The pay, too many bosses.

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Key Stats for Graphic Artist / Designer

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 332 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries

▲32%

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries


▲4%


▲2%

▲2%

▲1%


▲1%

Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

Graphic Design
▼0%

National Average
$41,000



▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 332 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 32%
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