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Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salary (United States)

Advertising Product Designers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $42K annually. Female Advertising Product Designers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Although a majority have medical coverage and just under a half have dental coverage, one in three claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Advertising Product Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salary (?
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$28,206 - $59,706
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MEDIAN: $41,548
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$10.42 - $22.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,206 - $59,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
Profit Sharing
$1,069 - $7,750  
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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$24,792 - $59,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $22.09  
   
Overtime
$13.96 - $32.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,069 - $7,750  
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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$24,792 - $59,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Advertising Product Designers. Many move into a Senior Graphic Designer role where pay averages at $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising

Advertising Product Designers report using a large range 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 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Acrobat and Desktop Publishing. The majority of those who know Adobe Illustrator also know 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Advertising Product Designers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $40K.

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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 15%
Illustration
up arrow 13%
up arrow 8%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%
HTML
up arrow 2%
National Average
$37,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Desktop Publishing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 33%