Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Salary

Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers, total cash compensation ranges from $23K on the lower end to $51K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $3K and profit sharing that approaches $7K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $10K. For the most part, Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers (57 percent) survey respondents. While roughly one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,249 - $50,959
(Median)
$26K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,370
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50%
90%

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$9.85 - $21.73
(Median)
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,249 - $50,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $6,953  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$22,669 - $50,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,952
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $21.73  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $30.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $6,953  
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).
)
$22,669 - $50,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,489
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries

Flash
up arrow 4%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Adobe Acrobat
0%

Dreamweaver
0%

National Average
$34,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Illustration
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Macintosh
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 783 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 33%
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