Rate Cards

Set by the Graphics Union after consultation with its members

This payment structure is based on current rates for a 5 day week and include holiday pay. The rates within each range will vary depending on the amount of experience/time held at that position and the size of project.


Please take look at the roles & responsibilities descriptions to confirm the job description for a specific role.


Experience

  • Minimum rate refers to 1-2 years experience at that grade.
  • Recommended rate refers to 3-7 years at that grade.
  • Rates for 8+ years experience at that grade are negotiable up as reflected by experience.


Box Rental

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 are currently recommending a box rate £50/week uncapped for equipment plus the cost of any key software subscriptions (i.e. Adobe Creative Cloud).


Film Rate Card

Aligned with the 2021 BECTU Film Rate Card

Grade Major Motion Picture (£30M+) Motion Picture (£4M - £30M) Feature Film (£1M to £5M)
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Lead Graphic Designer /
Graphic Art Director
£1,948 £2,154 £1,640 £1,814 £1,435 £1,587
Graphic Designer £1,333 £1,586 £1,292 £1,537 £1,128 £1,341
Assistant Graphic Designer £1,128 £1,256 £923 £1,028 £850 £946
Graphics Assistant £820 £1,025 £769 £961 £720 £900
Graphics Trainee £675 £700 £660 £684 £650 £674

TV Rate Card

Aligned with the 2021 BECTU TV Rate Card

Grade Band 4 TV
(£6M < £9M / hr)
Band 3 TV
(£3M < £6M / hr)
Band 2 TV
(£850k < £3M / hr)
Band 1 TV
(< £850k / hr)
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Lead Graphic Designer /
Graphic Art Director
£1,845 £1,991 £1,640 £1,769 £1,435 £1,548 £1,300 £1,402
Graphic Designer £1,292 £1,537 £1,205 £1,434 £1,127 £1,341 £1,075 £1,279
Assistant Graphic Designer £1,100 £1,225 £989 £1,102 £850 £946 Not often in this band
Graphics Assistant £789 £962 £769 £962 £700 £874 £666 £832
Graphics Trainee £660 £684 £660 £684 £665 £689 £650 £674