Average Entry-Level Production Designer Salary

$40,897
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,875
Bonus
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Production Designer is $40,897.
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$30k
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$41k
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MEDIAN $40,897
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Salary
$30k - $51k
Bonus
$252 - $5k
Total Pay
$27k - $56k

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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
Web Designer
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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 Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Designer

An early career Production Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,856 based on 253 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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 490 survey responses.
Early Career
51.6%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
18.0%
Late Career
6.5%