Entry-Level Production Designer Salary

Entry-Level Production Designers can expect wages of $43K per year on average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. While some workers in this profession — about a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,667 - $62,726
$32K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,019
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$13.60 - $29.74
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$0$64K
Salary $31,667 - $62,726
Bonus $257.60 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $720
Total Pay (?
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$30,168 - $64,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.60 - $29.74
Overtime $12.82 - $44.25
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $257.60 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $720
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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$30,168 - $64,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,496

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Production Designers that is 15 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Production Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+6 percent). Entry-Level Production Designers in Houston report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 42 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Portland and 5 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Production Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Production Designer in Minneapolis:
"Learn as much as you can."
Have as many skills as possible in your toolbox. You don't need to master them, but have a working knowledge. Chances are employers will want someone who can do more than just one area of design so if you know more you will have a better chance at getting hired.

Key Stats for Production Designer

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Production Designer Salaries

National Average
$43,000



Adobe InDesign
▼5%

Project Management
▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%
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