The average hourly pay for a Commercial Artist is $16.50.
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What Do Commercial Artists Do?
A commercial artist is a graphic design professional who works to create drawings, lettering, and backgrounds for advertising stills or overlays for animation. Commercial artists typically work as part of dedicated graphic design companies, but many private businesses with large marketing departments also have creative teams with commercial artists. The artist generally works from written concept descriptions, which may come directly from the client, from ad copy writers or from members of the b…Read more
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What Are Popular Skills for Commercial Artists?
Skills in Illustration and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Artists?
An early career Commercial Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.48 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Commercial Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.49 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Commercial Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Years of Experience
This data is based on 24 survey responses.