The average pay for a Production Artist (Graphic Arts) is $17.58 per hour.
The average pay for a Production Artist (Graphic Arts) is $50,585 per year.
|Salary||$31,866 - $78,481|
|Bonus||$442 - $7,681|
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|$28,092 - $75,898|
|Hourly Rate||$12.71 - $31.35|
|Overtime||$19.01 - $47.50|
|Bonus||$442 - $7,681|
|Total Pay (||$28,092 - $75,898|
Job Description for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)
A production artist (graphic arts) helps clients develop high-quality materials for clients, such as signs, posters, brochures, and banners. The production artist works with clients to understand their needs and requirements, and then works within these parameters to create memorable graphic designs that meet customers' approval.Read More...
The artist usually asks questions of the client to understand fully the purpose and needs for each individual job. The client may have proprietary artwork, logos, or photos that the production artist must incorporate as well. The artist then typically creates one or more “proofs” for client approval and - after making any necessary corrections - sees this approved work through the printing process for quality assurance. The production artist in a modern setting typically does most of his or her work by computer and should be comfortable with using this platform. Additionally, the production artist may be expected to successfully create physical copies of his or her completed work using printing equipment.
Typically, a production artist works as part of an organization that engages in graphics and artistic work for marketing purposes; this can be anything from sign companies and professional print houses to working as part of a subset of a larger marketing team in a company's art department.
To work as a production artist, a person typically needs at least vocational training or an associate's degree in graphic arts. Many companies look for practical experience in the field and want to see a prospective artist's portfolio. A person interested in this work should have demonstrated proficiency with relevant software as well. Production artists in graphic arts typically work in a computer studio environment during regular business hours, although alternative and/or additional hours may be required. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Create, maintain, and integrate websites and applications.
- Troubleshoot web design and build issues.
- Create, validate, and test sites, and deliver final design files with optimized graphics.
- Work with advertisers and SEO advisors to optimize web sites.
- Promote and analyze statistics about web traffic and length of stay.
Common Career Paths for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)
As Graphic Arts Production Artists transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Art Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Art Directors earn $74K on average per year. A lot of Graphic Arts Production Artists advance their careers by becoming Graphic Artists & Designers and Production Artists. However, those positions offer $7K less and $3K less per year on average.
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Popular Skills for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)
Graphic Arts Production Artists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Desktop Publishing, QuarkXPress, and Macintosh are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 26 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Illustration, Dreamweaver, and Adobe After Effects. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in Adobe InDesign.
Pay by Experience Level for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)
Pay by Experience for a Production Artist (Graphic Arts) has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Artist (Graphic Arts) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Artist (Graphic Arts) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Production Artist (Graphic Arts) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 133 salaries. A Production Artist (Graphic Arts) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 63 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Graphic Arts Production Artists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Graphic Arts Production Artists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+69 percent), Dallas (+61 percent), Minneapolis (+37 percent), and Los Angeles (+37 percent). Graphic Arts Production Artists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Graphic Arts Production Artists in Cleveland bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average.
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