Entry-Level Production Designer Salary

An average Entry-Level Production Designer can expect to take home roughly $44K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Production Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, approximately one in five claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,096 - $62,018
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$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,577
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$13.43 - $28.81
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$0$63K
Salary $31,096 - $62,018
Bonus $1,030 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $720
Total Pay (?
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$29,927 - $63,452
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 112
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $13.43 - $28.81
Overtime $18.22 - $41.53
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $1,030 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $720
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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$29,927 - $63,452
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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Production Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,925

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

For Entry-Level Production Designers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Production Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Production Designer's salary, with Houston Entry-Level Production Designers earning salaries that are 43 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (7 percent lower) and New York (6 percent lower).

Production Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Production Designer in Minneapolis:
"Learn as much as you can."
Have as many skills as possible in your toolbox. You don't need to master them, but have a working knowledge. Chances are employers will want someone who can do more than just one area of design so if you know more you will have a better chance at getting hired.

Key Stats for Production Designer

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Production Designer Salaries

National Average
$43,000



Adobe InDesign
▼4%

Project Management
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 19%
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