Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Salary

Graphic Arts Production Artists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $17.60 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Graphic Arts Production Artists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most Graphic Arts Production Artists report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,997 - $75,807
$31K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,230
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$12.76 - $31.11
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MEDIAN: $17.60
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$0$75K
Salary $30,997 - $75,807
Bonus $486.05 - $7,681
Profit Sharing $1,800
Commission $2,800
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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$27,983 - $74,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 154
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $12.76 - $31.11
Overtime $19.03 - $46.37
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $486.05 - $7,681
Commission $2,800
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$27,983 - $74,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 196

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Job Description for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)

A production artist (graphic arts) helps clients develop high-quality materials for clients, such as signs, posters, brochures, and banners. The production artist works with clients to understand their needs and requirements, and then works within these parameters to create memorable graphic designs that meet customers' approval.

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Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Tasks

  • Create, maintain, and integrate websites and applications.
  • Troubleshoot web design and build issues.
  • Create, validate, and test sites, and deliver final design files with optimized graphics.
  • Work with advertisers and SEO advisors to optimize web sites.
  • Promote and analyze statistics about web traffic and length of stay.

Common Career Paths for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)


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Graphic Arts Production Artists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Art Director. The average Senior Art Director brings home $74K per year. Graphic Arts Production Artists most frequently become Graphic Artists & Designers and Production Artists even though median compensation is $7K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)


Survey takers working as Graphic Arts Production Artists report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Desktop Publishing, QuarkXPress, and Macintosh are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 26 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Illustration, Dreamweaver, and Adobe After Effects. Most people experienced in Adobe Illustrator also know Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)

Pay by Experience for a Production Artist (Graphic Arts) has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Artist (Graphic Arts) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Artist (Graphic Arts) 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 90 salaries. An experienced Production Artist (Graphic Arts) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 133 salaries. A Production Artist (Graphic Arts) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,812

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Graphic Arts Production Artists, 93 percent higher than the national average. Graphic Arts Production Artists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+69 percent), Dallas (+62 percent), Minneapolis (+38 percent), and Los Angeles (+38 percent). Compared to the national average, Cleveland Graphic Arts Production Artists have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Artist (Graphic Arts)?

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Lake Mary:
"Forensic sketch artist."
Pros: Interviewing victims of crimes & connecting a face to the subject.
Cons: Nothing.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Dover:
Pros: Working on computers all day is fun for some people.
Cons: The job is not what originally was expected.

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Key Stats for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Salaries

▲31%

▲25%

▲5%

National Average
$43,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Salaries


▲26%

▲17%


National Average
$43,000




▼5%



▼9%


Adobe After Effects
▼17%

Dreamweaver
▼18%

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%
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