Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salary

Pay for Advertising Product Designers in the United States is very modest at just $42K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Advertising Product Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Advertising Product Designers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,810 - $61,495
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,338
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$10.96 - $23.03
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,810 - $61,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
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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$25,359 - $59,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$14.28 - $34.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
   
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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$25,359 - $59,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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 who move on to become Senior Graphic Designers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Graphic Designers get paid an average of $53K per year.

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Popular Skills for Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising


Survey takers working as Advertising Product Designers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Macintosh, Illustration, Design, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Acrobat and Desktop Publishing. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Advertising Product Designers make a median salary of $41K. 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


With a pay rate for Advertising Product Designers that is 60 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Advertising Product Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+7 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 14%

Illustration
up arrow 9%

up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$38,000

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 37%
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