Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer is $35,827 per year.
Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Total Pay (?
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$26,022 - $50,138
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MEDIAN: $35,827
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Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Designer Total Pay (?
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$9.77 - $21.02
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,022 - $50,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,042  
Profit Sharing
$125.42 - $6,395  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$22,265 - $50,015  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,733
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $21.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40 - $4.21  
Overtime
$12.84 - $30.03  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,042  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,839  
Profit Sharing
$125.42 - $6,395  
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).
)
$22,265 - $50,015  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,733
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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%
Dreamweaver
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Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
0%
Adobe Illustrator
0%
Illustration
0%
National Average
$34,000
Graphic Design
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Design
up arrow 1%
QuarkXPress
up arrow 1%
Macintosh
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 33%
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