The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Designer is $43,929 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.

$30,245 - $70,477
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,929
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$11.47 - $30.92
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,245 - $70,477  
   
Bonus
$254.03 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$96.68 - $9,123  
Commission
$3,600  
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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$26,027 - $70,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $30.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$16.82 - $44.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$254.03 - $5,106  
   
Commission
$3,600  
Profit Sharing
$96.68 - $9,123  
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).
)
$26,027 - $70,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 878
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist / Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,672

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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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Experience Affects Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries


up arrow 5%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Flash
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 1%

Macintosh
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Graphic Design
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Web Design
0%

National Average
$41,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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