The information on the rate card reflects the recommended going rates set by BECTU and agreed by The Graphics Union, covering film and independent production, after consultation with members.

This payment structure is based on current rates for a 5 day week, hours 08:00 - 18:30 maximum. The rates within each range will vary depending on the amount of experience/time held at that position, the size of project and where it is based. These figures do not include box/kit rental, computer rental, car allowance or mobile phone but do discuss them when doing your deal.

The Graphics Union rate card is currently aligned with the June 2017 BECTU rate card.
Latest rate card
Grade ExperienceMajor or international feature filmMedium feature or large international TVSmall feature or TV dramaCommercial (day rate)
Graphic Art Director8+ years£1,840 - £2,100£1,575 - £1,995 £1,365 - £1,680£461

Duties can include:

  • Script breakdown
  • Budget control, scheduling of work for painters, printers etc.
  • Hiring and managing a team
  • Liaising with other departments to identify graphic requirements
  • Liaising with clearance / legal
  • Research
  • Screen graphic breakdown, concepts, liasing with external vendors and screen gfx companies
  • Creative direction on assets that can be used for licensing material and merchandising
  • Graphic design duties incl. Illustration, concepts, graphic prop makes
Graphic Designer3+ years£1,260 - £1,890 £1,260 - £1,680£1,050 - £1,365£359

Duties can include:

  • Script breakdown
  • Schedule work for painters and printers.
  • Liaising with other departments to fulfil graphic requirements
  • Graphic design duties incl. Illustration, concepts, graphic prop makes
  • Liaising with clearance / legal
  • Research

Less experienced Graphic designers should be overseen by Key Graphic designer / Art director / Set decorator. Rate is dependant on years of experience

Assistant Graphic Designern/a£735 - £1,155£630 - £1,050£475 - £630£256

Responsible for output of graphics as instructed by senior graphic designer / art dir / set dec