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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Concept Artist Salary
$89,000 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$42.98 hourly

Entry level Salary
$58,000 yearly
$58,000
10 %
$89,000
Median
$136,000
90 %
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What is a Concept Artist's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$136,000$11,333$65
75th Percentile$111,000$9,250$53
Average$89,408$7,451$43
25th Percentile$71,000$5,917$34
10th Percentile$58,000$4,833$28

Average Concept Artist Salary By State

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Concept Artist average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$57,963$27.8717
Alaska$51,226$24.631
Arizona$62,562$30.0820
Arkansas$56,541$27.186
California$99,832$48.00354
Colorado$72,545$34.8810
Connecticut$129,010$62.023
Delaware$119,242$57.332
District of Columbia$114,049$54.832
Florida$66,868$32.1543
Georgia$54,920$26.4035
Hawaii$44,646$21.4612
Idaho$97,156$46.711
Illinois$60,006$28.8526
Indiana$79,061$38.0115
Iowa$70,393$33.8415
Kansas$77,488$37.257
Kentucky$75,206$36.1615
Louisiana$52,718$25.355
Maine$88,569$42.5817
Maryland$102,117$49.0936
Massachusetts$57,610$27.7017
Michigan$59,151$28.4424
Minnesota$42,398$20.3818
Mississippi$58,295$28.0330
Missouri$48,516$23.325
Montana$44,175$21.2412
Nebraska$44,210$21.256
Nevada$118,632$57.0315
New Hampshire$111,153$53.4411
New Jersey$113,785$54.707
New Mexico$63,104$30.3413
New York$101,527$48.8178
North Carolina$85,291$41.0127
North Dakota$62,808$30.204
Ohio$49,719$23.9017
Oklahoma$54,962$26.426
Oregon$78,554$37.7726
Pennsylvania$73,839$35.5016
Rhode Island$121,461$58.3912
South Carolina$49,119$23.615
South Dakota$35,703$17.164
Tennessee$55,891$26.8711
Texas$72,050$34.6480
Utah$94,197$45.2920
Vermont$65,426$31.4511
Virginia$76,810$36.9337
Washington$91,428$43.9676
West Virginia$84,299$40.53
Wisconsin$72,953$35.0762
Wyoming$59,402$28.564

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Highest Paying Cities For Concept Artist

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Novato, CA$109,357$52.58
New York, NY$102,144$49.11
Seattle, WA$92,623$44.53
Cary, NC$86,874$41.77
Bend, OR$78,073$37.54
Austin, TX$73,055$35.12

How much does a Concept Artist make?

  • The average Concept Artist makes $89,408 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Concept Artist is $42.98.
  • The average entry-level Concept Artist salary is $58,000.
  • Highest paying states for Concept Artist are Connecticut ($129,010), Rhode Island ($121,461), Delaware ($129,010) and Nevada ($129,010).
  • Highest paying cities for Concept Artist are Bellevue, WA ($109,357), New York, NY, Seattle, WA, Cary, NC and Bend, OR.
  • Concept Artists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $58,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $136,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $111,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $71,000
  • Industries with the highest Concept Artist salaries are Media, Technology and Start-up.

Average Concept Artist Salary Over Time

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    Concept Artist Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$89,400$42.98+3.1%
    2021$86,600$41.64+3.7%
    2020$83,400$40.12+2.7%
    2019$81,200$39.02+7.4%
    2018$75,100$36.12+2.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Concept Artist Salary
    The animators are specialized artists who conceptualized ideas from their creative minds with technology applications. Animators cater to different specialties depending on their expertise. They used multiple techniques and tools to create a digital masterpiece. An animator is required to have an excellent time and project management skills to meet deadlines. They should also be detail-oriented and technology savvy to keep up with the latest trend in the digital market. Animators are required to have regular communication with the respective department for the updates or adjustments as needed.
    Graphic Designer/Production

    Avg. salary: $49,532

    A Graphics Designer in production is the person in charge of designing and interpreting ideas pointed out by the client or the company. The graphics designer must use market standard applications and techniques to produce attention-grabbing designs intended to market a product, service, or company. Graphic designers are an integral part of a company's digital marketing, especially over the internet. The graphic designer must have a good eye for style, typesetting, and the use of colors.
    Visual Merchandiser

    Avg. salary: $43,006

    A visual merchandiser is responsible for arranging product displays at retail outlets, attracting customers to purchase the items. Visual merchandisers should be updated with the latest trends in the market to prioritize retail displays and floor plans. They must also be knowledgeable on product information to assist customers with their inquiries and concerns. Visual merchandisers should be creative in setting up the uniformity of the store's visuals within the budget goals. The designs must be appealing enough to drive the customers around the premises, potentially generating revenues and increasing profitability.
    Visual Designer

    Avg. salary: $86,901

    A visual designer is someone who creates designs for a variety of platforms such as Internet and intranet sites, games, and wearables. The duties of visual designers depend on the specific project or industry in which they are working. Duties include creating user-centered interaction models, working with information technology and business teams to resolve complex issues, and designing logos, icons, and infographics. The qualifications to become a visual designer include possessing strong problem-solving, communication, and negotiation skills and obtaining a bachelor's degree in design.
    Graphic Designer Internship

    Avg. salary: $38,885

    In a graphic design internship, one of the primary responsibilities is to accomplish tasks while under the supervision of more experienced colleagues. An aspiring graphic designer may use this opportunity to observe and participate in designing for various industries, handle different clients, participate in creative meetings, and learn strategies from experts. Furthermore, there may also be technical tasks involving research and analysis, gathering materials, coordinating with vendors, and producing reports and other necessary documentation. They may also be responsible for maintaining a database and responding to calls and inquires.
    Web Graphic Designer

    Avg. salary: $51,055

    A web graphic designer specializes in the aesthetics and functionality of a web platform, software, and other applications. They are primarily responsible for building a platform that adheres to the subject's purpose and the client's preferred theme while prioritizing an easy-to-use and navigate interface. They must conduct regular testing and maintenance on the platform to ensure its efficiency and significance to the brand involved. Furthermore, a web graphic designer may work independently or work for a company, usually within a team setting.
    Animator

    Avg. salary: $79,184

    The animators are specialized artists who conceptualized ideas from their creative minds with technology applications. Animators cater to different specialties depending on their expertise. They used multiple techniques and tools to create a digital masterpiece. An animator is required to have an excellent time and project management skills to meet deadlines. They should also be detail-oriented and technology savvy to keep up with the latest trend in the digital market. Animators are required to have regular communication with the respective department for the updates or adjustments as needed.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Graphic Designer/Production$49,532$4,128$23.81106,364
    Visual Merchandiser$43,006$3,584$20.6871,605
    Visual Designer$86,902$7,242$41.7853,811
    Graphic Designer Internship$38,885$3,240$18.69133,693
    Web Graphic Designer$51,056$4,255$24.5561,212
    Animator$79,184$6,599$38.071,046
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    Recently Added Concept Artist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Randstad UsConcept ArtistRedmond, WA01/27/2022$62,610
    Randstad UsConcept ArtistRedmond, WA10/08/2021$79,306
    RandstadConcept ArtistRedmond, WA07/10/2021$54,262
    Randstad UsConcept Artist-Environment SpecialistRedmond, WA07/10/2021$79,306
    2K Games, Inc.Environment Concept ArtistNovato, CA03/21/2021$115,357
    Electronic Arts, Inc.Senior Concept ArtistCalifornia03/19/2021$102,500
    Electronic Arts, Inc.Senior Concept ArtistCalifornia03/19/2021$129,684
    Electronic Arts, Inc.Concept ArtistCalifornia03/15/2021$102,410
    Electronic Arts, Inc.Concept ArtistRedwood City, CA03/09/2021$95,016
    Ubisoft, Inc.Lead Concept ArtistSan Francisco, CA02/26/2021$150,000

    Average Concept Artist Salary by Demographic

    Concept Artist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $104,668
    female-income
    Female Income
    $95,994
    GenderIncome
    Male$104,668
    Female$95,994
    Median Concept Artist Income by Race
    Black or African American Concept Artists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White Concept Artists have the lowest average salary at $96,904.
    $105,000
    $84,000
    $63,000
    $42,000
    $21,000
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    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Concept Artist Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$96,904
    Black or African American$104,291
    Asian$102,817
    Hispanic or Latino$97,677
    Average Concept Artist Salary by Education Level
    Concept Artists with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $104,668 annually. With a Masters degree, Concept Artists earn a median annual income of $96,892 compared to $95,540 for Concept Artists with an Associate degree.
    $105,000
    $84,000
    $63,000
    $42,000
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Concept Artist Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$81,514
    Master's Degree$96,892
    Bachelor's Degree$104,668
    Some College/ Associate Degree$95,540