The average pay for a Production Artist is $18.10 per hour.

$32,586 - $65,591
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $44,213
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90%

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$12.35 - $30.17
(Median)
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,586 - $65,591  
   
Bonus
$311.72 - $4,050  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,053 - $66,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $30.17  
   
Overtime
$17.73 - $40.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$311.72 - $4,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$29,053 - $66,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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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.

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,412

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Production Artist Reviews

What is it like working as a Production Artist?

Production Artist in San Francisco:
"A job in the graphic design field."
Pros: Getting to work on design files for different kinds of products. Increased knowledge of adobe illustrator and other programs. Work won't "follow me home"
Cons: Work becomes tedious. Originally started off as a contract worker.

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Experience Affects Production Artist Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Production Artist Salaries



Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$41,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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