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Freelance Salary Rates

The following freelance salary and freelance rates are taken from the results published by Communication Arts in partnership with AIGA in thier seventh annual salary survey. It is intended for informational purposes only.

As you can see, a having a job as a professional Art Director, Designer, or Copywriter can pay quite well. That is, if you have a rock solid portfolio of advertising and design samples to help you land the job.

2007 Freelance Salary Rates
Job Position Total Salary Freelance Rate
Solo Designer $60,000 - -
Owner, Partner, Principal $113,000 - -
Creative/Design Director $98,600 $75
Art Director $72,000 $60
Senior Designer $62,000 $50
Designer $45,000 $40
Entry-Level Designer $35,000 $25
Print Production Artist $44,800 $35
Print Production Manager $62,000 $50
Copywriter $62,000 $65
Web Designer $55,000 $55
Web Developer $60,000 $60
Web Programmer $65,000 $70
Web Producer $75,000 $60
Web Content Developer $58,800 $50
Marketing/New Business Manager $80,000 $50
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