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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 $42K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Advertising Product Designers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,955 - $59,988
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$28K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,865
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$10.54 - $22.65
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,955 - $59,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$24,954 - $59,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$14.28 - $34.13  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$24,954 - $59,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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 often transition into Senior Graphic Designer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Graphic Designers earn $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Product Designer, Graphic Arts / Advertising


Advertising Product Designers seem to wield many 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 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. Advertising Product Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of 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 18%

Illustration
up arrow 12%

up arrow 8%


Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%
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