The median annual Graphic Design Specialist salary is $51,818 with a range usually between $45,997-$58,839. However, the salary for someone with the title Graphic Design Specialist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education.
A graphic designer in Oakland, California, for example, typically earns a salary 27 percent greater than the national average, as noted in The Creative Group's 2012 salary guide. On Long Island, New York, graphic designers also fare better than most, commanding salaries 35 percent higher than average. But you can’t say the same for those in Dayton, Ohio, where salaries are almost 13 percent less than average.
Uses knowledge of current graphic design software to produce graphic art and visual materials for promotions, advertisements, films, packaging, and informative and instructional material through a variety of media outlets such as websites and CD-ROMs. Generates and manipulates graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia programs. Must remain abreast of technological advances in the field and be able to identify areas of use in the organization.
May require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A great deal of creativity and latitude is expected.
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