$45,260
Avg. Salary
$16.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,218

Profit Sharing

$1,800

Commission

$2,000

The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Designer is $16.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Designer is $45,260 per year.

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$17
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$31
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MEDIAN $17
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MEDIAN $45,260
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MEDIAN: $45,260
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$11.50 - $30.57
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$0$72K
Salary $30,326 - $72,053
Bonus $205 - $6,998
Profit Sharing $101 - $9,123
Commission $0.00 - $10,766
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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$26,489 - $71,580
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,871
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $11.50 - $30.57
Hourly Tips $0.14
Overtime $16.35 - $44.23
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $205 - $6,998
Commission $0.00 - $10,766
Profit Sharing $101 - $9,123
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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$26,489 - $71,580
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,518

Job Description for Graphic Artist / Designer

Graphic artists/designers are employed in many different industries in which the need for visually stimulating designs is necessary. They may work at advertising companies or may work in web design, entertainment, and many other fields. Graphic artists/designers are fortunate in that they are free to work with their own creativity and ingenuity in coming up with new ideas and producing visually appealing products.

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Graphic Artist / Designer Tasks

  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and internet websites.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.

Common Career Paths for Graphic Artist / Designer


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Popular Skills for Graphic Artist / Designer

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist / Designer

Pay by Experience for a Graphic Artist / Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Graphic Artist / Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 1,171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Graphic Artist / Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 634 salaries. An experienced Graphic Artist / Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 439 salaries. A Graphic Artist / Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 198 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,010

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

Graphic Artist / Designer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Graphic Artist / Designer?

Graphic Artist / Designer in Salt Lake City:
"How to excel in a creative career."
Make sure you know the adobe or relevant software going into the interviews. Look up the company, its earnings and reputation before going to any interview. Get a feel for the type of company you are working for. Keep a sketch book of ideas when they come to you, do things like listen to stories and keep enjoying visual things so that you have a resource of ideas before you even get to work.

Graphic Artist / Designer in Athens:
"Athens is a good town with good people. It's a college town."
Pros: Being able to live in Athens. It's a small town and you get to know the people really well. Job and life mix and that's okay.
Cons: Not much room to grow. Little competitive compensation in the job market here. Employers don't have reason to pay more.

Graphic Artist / Designer in Lindon:
"Keep Learning."
Never be afraid of acquiring more knowledge, skills, or talents. Try stuff you are scared you'll be bad at, practice doing things that don't come naturally.

Graphic Artist / Designer in New York:
"Undervalued."
Pros: Liquid schedule, casual dress, access to facilities.
Cons: No overtime, no medical benefits, not an employee (1099), low pay, chaotic management, poor communication from management.

Graphic Artist / Designer in Odon:
"A job in my field."
Pros: My company offers great benefits and I work in what I received my degree in.
Cons: Working as a contractor for the government can be stressful in the sense that you never know when our company will loose our contract.

Graphic Artist / Designer in Arcanum:
"Art benefits all."
Never become discouraged by a critic. Chances are they dont understand poetic or artistic license. Possibly, to them, there actually is a certain size shirt that does fit all. Perhaps an intelligently integrated theme, in part, is considered ultimately a mistake or failure by anothers judgement, when in all actuality, their acceptance or judgement is based on the acceptance of many others through the dillutedness of true genuine character, in which they settle for, desiring the mere acceptance of man.

Graphic Artist / Designer in Dallas:
"Never Get Comfortable."
Neve get too comfortable in your job position as you are always replaceable! That being said, you should always keep your portfolio up to date. Get copies of any work that you have created that has been a success. Keep all emails or letters of recognition and kudos!! If one door closes, you want to be ready for the next door that opens.

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Key Stats for Graphic Artist / Designer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 580 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries

▲31%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Designer Salaries


▲4%


▲2%

▲1%

Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

Graphic Design
▼0%

▼0%


▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼1%



▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 580 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 34%