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How Much Does a Concept Artist Earn In The United States?

Concept Artist Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
$49,000
$74,000
$111,000
Did you know that the average concept artist makes $74,663 per year? That's valued at $35.9 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $49,000 and $111,000, meaning concept artists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most concept artists find a job with technology and hospitality companies, while others work for media, technology, and internet companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are the top states in the U.S. to pay concept artists the highest salaries.
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Where Concept Artists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where concept artists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Concept Artists Earn In Different Cities?

While a concept artist can average a salary of $74,663 per year, or $35.9 per hour, there are many opportunities for concept artists to make more. For example, in Bellevue, WA you might make $96,416 per year. Other high-paying locations include Mesa, AZ, Novato, CA and Dallas, TX. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Bellevue, WA where the average starting salary is $55,000. The highest paying states for concept artists include Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Minnesota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Bellevue, WA
$96,416
Avg. Salary
$37k
$128k
2. Mesa, AZ
$96,203
Avg. Salary
$37k
$128k
3. Novato, CA
$89,100
Avg. Salary
$37k
$128k
4. Dallas, TX
$79,726
Avg. Salary
$37k
$128k
5. Albany, NY
$78,408
Avg. Salary
$37k
$128k
6. Cary, NC
$76,145
Avg. Salary
$37k
$128k

High Paying Concept Artist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Concept Artists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Microsoft and Visual Concepts Entertainment as they offer the highest salaries for concept artists.
Company
Avg. Salary
$55k
$172k
Avg. Salary
$55k
$172k
Avg. Salary
$55k
$172k
Avg. Salary
$55k
$172k
Avg. Salary
$55k
$172k

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Concept Artist Salary History

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    Recently Added Concept Artist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Redmond, WA
    Redmond, WA
    12/25/2020
    12/25/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    12/25/2020
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Carlsbad, CA
    Carlsbad, CA
    04/07/2020
    04/07/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    04/07/2020
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Redmond, WA
    Redmond, WA
    02/24/2020
    02/24/2020
    $83,480
    $83,480
    02/24/2020
    Ming Creative Studios Inc.
    Ming Creative Studios Inc.
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Rowland Heights, CA
    Rowland Heights, CA
    08/26/2019
    08/26/2019
    $68,391
    $68,391
    08/26/2019
    Character Concept Artist
    Character Concept Artist
    Irvine, CA
    Irvine, CA
    06/18/2019
    06/18/2019
    $90,304
    $90,304
    06/18/2019
    Senior Concept Artist
    Senior Concept Artist
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    04/18/2019
    04/18/2019
    $103,230
    $103,230
    04/18/2019
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Culver City, CA
    Culver City, CA
    03/19/2019
    03/19/2019
    $66,997
    $66,997
    03/19/2019
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    California
    California
    03/18/2019
    03/18/2019
    $100,098
    $100,098
    03/18/2019
    Netease Information Technology Corporation
    Netease Information Technology Corporation
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Brisbane, CA
    Brisbane, CA
    03/18/2019
    03/18/2019
    $68,000
    $68,000
    03/18/2019
    Funplus Interactive USA, Inc.
    Funplus Interactive USA, Inc.
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Concept Artist
    Glendale, CA
    Glendale, CA
    03/16/2019
    03/16/2019
    $66,997
    $66,997
    03/16/2019