$50,585
Avg. Salary
$17.58
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,424

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$2,800

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

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.

10%
$12.71
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$17.58
50%
$31.35
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MEDIAN $17.58
10%
$32k
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$51k
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$78k
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MEDIAN $50,585
$31,866 - $78,481
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$78K
MEDIAN: $50,585
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$12.71 - $31.35
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$0$78K
Salary $31,866 - $78,481
Bonus $442 - $7,681
Profit Sharing $1,500
Commission $2,800
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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$28,092 - $75,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 273
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.71 - $31.35
Overtime $19.01 - $47.50
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $442 - $7,681
Commission $2,800
Profit Sharing $1,500
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).
)
$28,092 - $75,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 318

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.

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Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Tasks
  • 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)


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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.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Job Listings

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

69%

62%

34%

-25%

National Average: $42,778

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Artist (Graphic Arts)?

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in New York:
"Fabulous and Talented Production Artist."
Pros: Access to great creative talent
Cons: It’s expensive

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Salt Lake City:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Short commutes
Cons: Work laws

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Chicago:
"Great culture, lots of traffic and cost of living goes up."
Pros: Working with people from different people from different cultures.
Cons: Cold weather.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Lake Mary:
"Forensic sketch artist."
Pros: Interviewing victims of crimes & connecting a face to the subject.
Cons: Nothing.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Los Angeles:
"Every company works different. Learn as much as you can."
Every company uses similar tools, but have a different work flow. Learn from everyone, in your department and others to make you a valuable employee. Team player and positive attitude also reflects on your character.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Dover:
Pros: Working on computers all day is fun for some people.
Cons: The job is not what originally was expected.

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) in Los Angeles:
"Stress."
Be ready to meet deadlines.. May cause stress.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Production Artist (Graphic Arts)

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Salaries

▲31%

▲25%

▲5%

National Average
$43,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Production Artist (Graphic Arts) Salaries


▲26%

▲17%


National Average
$43,000




▼5%



▼9%


Adobe After Effects
▼17%

Dreamweaver
▼18%

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 26%