The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Graphic Artist is $16.59.
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$12 - $24
$450 - $5,500
$9 - $24,240
$27,790 - $60,832
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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 Skills for Graphic Artist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), 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 $12.84 based on 44 salaries. An early career Graphic Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.07 based on 478 salaries. An experienced Graphic Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 303 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 183.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (59.7% more) and Oshkosh, Wisconsin (31.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Erie, Pennsylvania (15.6% less) and Quincy, Illinois (11.1% less).
Years of Experience
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