(2) Production Artist/Graphic Artist
A production/graphic artist’s job is to carry out the graphic designer’s drawings by creating software generated templates with attention to accuracy and completeness of details. In a large corporate setting, the artist usually works with the art director and graphic designer as a team or as an assistant in a graphic designer’s studio.
Pay Rates and Top Hirers
National Salary Data provides information of average hourly rates ranging from $13.22 - $20.69 and average annual salaries ranging from $31,221 - $49,970, including overtime pay and bonuses.
Top hirers for this job are industries engaged in printing and imaging solutions, graphic arts design, business signage, advertising agencies, marketing , advertising, and media management.
Graphic arts design companies have the highest pay rate ranging from $13.91 - $21.10 per hour.
Educational Attainment, Work Experience, and Future Career Growth
Those who land top paying jobs in this field are mostly graduates of (1) Bachelor of Fine Arts-Graphic Design, (2) Bachelor of Arts- Art,(3) Associate of Applied Science-Graphic Design and (4) Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Some of them have formerly worked as production artists or graphic artists in top hiring companies, while future career growth is directed toward other art careers in technology like graphic designer, senior graphic designer or art director.
Locations in the US with Highest Number of Employment and Highest Salary Offers
US States with Highest Number of Employment
- District of Columbia $68,110
- New York $56,680
- Vermont $42,630
- Utah $42,550
US Cities with Highest Salary Offers
- San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City, CA $74,660
- San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA $68,810
- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT $67,610
- Framingham, MA- $61,350
- Washington, Arlington, Alexandria, District of Columbia VA-MD-WV $60,160
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