Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salary

Advertising Product Designers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $42K per year. For the most part, Advertising Product Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Advertising Product Designers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,460 - $59,415
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$28K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,186
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$10.58 - $21.86
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,460 - $59,415  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$25,062 - $57,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $21.86  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$25,062 - $57,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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Job Description for Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising

  • Design packaging and delivery mechanisms for products, reviewing samples to ensure specifications are met.
  • Propose and execute storyboards, prototypes, and final products with a team of engineers, marketers, and producers.
  • Create high quality products and prototypes that fit with brand and consumer modeling.
  • Conduct and interpret market research.

Common Career Paths for Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising


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Advertising Product Designers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Graphic Designer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising


Survey results imply that Advertising Product Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Macintosh, Illustration, Design, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Acrobat and Desktop Publishing. For most people, competency in Adobe Illustrator indicates knowledge of Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. On average, Advertising Product Designers make $41K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $39K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salaries

Macintosh
up arrow 18%

Illustration
up arrow 13%

up arrow 9%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%



HTML
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 37%