Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising Salary

Pay for Advertising Product Designers in the United States is very modest at just $42K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Advertising Product Designers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,867 - $61,348
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,069
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90%

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$10.51 - $22.80
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,867 - $61,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
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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$25,022 - $59,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
   
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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$25,022 - $59,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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 results imply that Advertising Product Designers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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 (+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%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

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
38%
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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