Production Artist Salary
The average pay for a Production Artist is $18.18 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
|Salary||$32,428 - $65,928|
|Bonus||$304.10 - $4,142|
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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).)
|$29,315 - $66,371|
|Hourly Rate||$12.84 - $29.75|
|Overtime||$18.93 - $38.13|
|Bonus||$304.10 - $4,142|
|Total Pay (||$29,315 - $66,371|
Job Description for Production Artist
Production artists use specialized computer software to upload design files, as well as make sure they are accurate. These professionals usually oversee the final version of a file before it is publicized. The day-to-day responsibilities of a production artist include applying design changes, managing multiple projects at the same time, ensuring high quality control, and creating mock-ups. They are also responsible for providing specifications for projects and individual pieces, as well as working closely with creative staff and performing photo retouching. Production artists review materials to ensure they are accurate and consistent and meeting compliance requirements mandated by the workplace.Read More...
Production artists mostly work in design firms with multiple clients; they may also work in large companies that hire their own production artists instead of contracting out that work. These artists usually work in an office, although they may need to visit clients' offices as well. Depending on the workplace, this job may be fast-paced and stressful. Production artists must be able to multitask, meet deadlines, and use their creativity on a daily basis.
A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field is generally preferred. Production artists must be proficient in design software such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; they should also be proficient in basic office software such as the Microsoft Office suite. They must also have general knowledge of printing, photography, and production processes.
Production Artist Tasks
- Work with advertisers and SEO advisors to optimize web sites.
- Promote and analyze statistics about web traffic and length of stay.
- Create, validate, and test sites, and deliver final design files with optimized graphics.
- Create, maintain, and integrate websites and applications.
- Troubleshoot web design and build issues.
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Pay by Experience Level for Production Artist
Pay by Experience for a Production Artist has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Artist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 293 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Artist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 156 salaries. An experienced Production Artist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 181 salaries. A Production Artist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 85 salaries.
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