Production Designer Salary

Production Designers in the United States can expect wages of $44K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Production Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,684 - $69,639
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,056
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$12.24 - $35.59
(Median)
$12
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,684 - $69,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$30,438 - $71,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $35.59  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $44.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$30,438 - $71,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Job Description for Production Designer

Production designers must have creative minds, as they are responsible for creating a variety of marketing and graphic designs. Responsibilities may also include the marketing of web pages, banner ads, e-mail campaigns, and other promotional media outlets. Production designers must execute these tasks from conception to completion with near-perfect results in a campaign.

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Production Designer Tasks

  • Edit graphics, photographs and other visuals.
  • Utilize, update and create templates and follow branding policies and style guides.
  • Edit, format, lay out, design and produce online or physical marketing materials.
  • Create and disseminate proofs, ensuring version control.

Common Career Paths for Production Designer


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Production Designers who transition into an upper level Graphic Designer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Graphic Designer makes $39K a year.

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Popular Skills for Production Designer


Production Designers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Acrobat and Graphic Design. Most people familiar with Adobe Illustrator also know Adobe InDesign and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Designer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. For Production Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $63K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,249

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

Production Designers in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles — the three largest cities in the United States — make significantly more than the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland.

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Experience Affects Production Designer Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Production Designer Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$43,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe InDesign
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Design
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Adobe Acrobat
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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