Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Salary

Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers stretch from $25K on the lower end to $60K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and roughly one-half have dental coverage, nearly one in three claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,473 - $60,625
$29K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,266
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$10.61 - $26.01
$11
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,473 - $60,625  
   
Bonus
$199.33 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $8,940  
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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$24,903 - $60,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 636
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $26.01  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $40.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$199.33 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $8,940  
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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$24,903 - $60,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 535

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,376

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For Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+36 percent), Boston (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), and Indianapolis (+19 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Philadelphia and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Graphic Artist / Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Graphic Artist / Designer in Lindon:
"Keep Learning."
Never be afraid of acquiring more knowledge, skills, or talents. Try stuff you are scared you'll be bad at, practice doing things that don't come naturally.

Graphic Artist / Designer in Portland:
"Everything depends in the end you seek."
Line up proper exposure to the craft be specific in order to tackle certain avenues.

Key Stats for Graphic Artist / Designer

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries


▲6%

▲4%

Web Design
▲4%

HTML
▲4%

▲2%

Adobe Acrobat
▲2%




Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Flash
▼1%



Dreamweaver
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 34%