Graphic Artist / Designer Salary (United States)

A Graphic Artist / Designer earns an average salary of $39,186 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Graphic Artist / Designer Salary (?
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$28,124 - $57,319
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MEDIAN: $39,186
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Graphic Artist / Designer Salary (?
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$10.10 - $25.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,124 - $57,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,159  
Profit Sharing
$288.11 - $5,010  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,609  
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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$24,312 - $57,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $25.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.29  
Overtime
$14.56 - $34.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,159  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,609  
Profit Sharing
$288.11 - $5,010  
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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$24,312 - $57,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,882
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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

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Denver
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Portland
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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National Average
$37,000
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Austin
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Orlando
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Graphic Artist / Designer Reviews

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
$37,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries

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QuarkXPress
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Adobe Acrobat
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HTML
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Illustration
0%
Dreamweaver
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National Average
$37,000
Adobe Photoshop
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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Design
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Macintosh
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 3277 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 31%
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