The average hourly pay for a Graphic Artist is $16.30.
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Job Description for Graphic Artist
A graphic artist designs visual presentations of a wide variety, including advertisements, brochures, screen-printed tees, logos, signs, product illustrations, websites and more. A graphic artist works alone or with a group of illustrators, photographers and writers to meet the design demands of clients from all fields. The artist determines the size and arrangement of visual elements to facilitate communication between the client and a target audience. As graphic design is considered a young a…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Graphic Artist
The top respondents for the job title Graphic Artist are from the companies Whole Foods Market, Inc., BH Media Group and Gannett Co Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Whole Foods Market, Inc. where the average pay is $18.57. BH Media Group pays the lowest at around $12.51.
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Popular Skills for Graphic Artist
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist
An entry-level Graphic Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.42 based on 44 salaries. An early career Graphic Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.20 based on 456 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.88 based on 291 salaries. An experienced Graphic Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.99 based on 292 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Graphic Artist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 130.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (53.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (16.8% less) and Las Vegas, Nevada (14.1% less).
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