Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salary

Those pursuing careers as Advertising Product Designers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $41K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Advertising Product Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately two in five. Most Advertising Product Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,912 - $63,616
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,404
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$10.90 - $21.95
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,912 - $63,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$25,351 - $60,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $21.95  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $32.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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).
)
$25,351 - $60,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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


Advertising Product Designers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe After Effects, Illustration, Macintosh, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Acrobat, Desktop Publishing, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Adobe Illustrator tend to be well versed 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.


Advertising Product Designers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. Advertising Product Designers bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,180

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Advertising Product Designers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 60 percent above the national average. Advertising Product Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+3 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

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 12%

Illustration
up arrow 9%

Macintosh
up arrow 8%

up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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