Average Mid-Career Graphic Artist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Graphic Artist is $16.59.
MEDIAN $16.59
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
$450 - $5,500
Profit Sharing
$9 - $24,240
Total Pay
$27,790 - $60,832

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Job Description for Graphic Artist

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Graphic Artist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Graphic Artist
Graphic Designer
Graphic Artist / Designer
Production Artist (Graphic Arts)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Graphic Artist

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.
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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