Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers is very modest at just $38K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers runs from $23K to $53K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Nearly one-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Most Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,245 - $53,409
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,355
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$9.94 - $22.42
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$27,245 - $53,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,083  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $6,698  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$23,339 - $53,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $22.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$11.64 - $31.37  
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 - $3,083  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $6,698  
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).
)
$23,339 - $53,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 909
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,576

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), Orlando (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 13 percent below the national average. Houston and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries

Flash
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$36,000

Dreamweaver
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Macintosh
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 327 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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