Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Advertising Product Designers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $43K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. More than half of Advertising Product Designers (64 percent) survey participants are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Most Advertising Product Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,753 - $61,653

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$10.99 - $22.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,753 - $61,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
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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$25,488 - $60,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$15.30 - $35.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
   
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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$25,488 - $60,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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 $53K 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 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. Advertising Product Designers bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Advertising Product Designers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


For Advertising Product Designers, New York provides a pay rate that is 60 percent greater than the national average. Advertising Product Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+8 percent) and Atlanta (+1 percent).

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Experience Affects Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salaries

Macintosh
up arrow 11%

Illustration
up arrow 9%

up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

HTML
0%

National Average
$38,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 34%
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