Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Salary

Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K annually on average. Total incomes of Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $23K and $51K. Women Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and nearly one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$26,280 - $51,062

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$9.85 - $21.58

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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,280 - $51,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,984  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$22,745 - $50,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,880
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $21.58  
   
Overtime
$12.41 - $30.56  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,984  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,000  
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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$22,745 - $50,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,406
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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (9 percent less) and Houston (2 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 5%

Flash
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Illustration
0%

Dreamweaver
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$34,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Macintosh
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 699 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 33%
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