Average Early-Career Production Designer Salary

$44,856
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,250
Bonus
$2,860
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Production Designer is $44,856.
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$34k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $44,856
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Salary
$34k - $64k
Bonus
$294 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$31k - $68k

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Job Description for Production Designer

Production Designer Tasks
  • Edit, format, lay out, design and produce online or physical marketing materials.
  • Create and disseminate proofs, ensuring version control.
  • Edit graphics, photographs and other visuals.
  • Utilize, update and create templates and follow branding policies and style guides.

Career Paths

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Production Designer
Graphic Designer
Senior Graphic Designer
Web Designer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Production Designer

Skills in Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Designer

An entry-level Production Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,897 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Production Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,862 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Production Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,501 based on 88 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,419.
Employees with Production Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (20.5% more) and San Francisco, California (13.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 256 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.4%
Mid Career
45.7%
Experienced
34.4%
Late Career
12.5%