Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Salary

The average wage for a Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator is $19.84 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Design.
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$17,141 - $88,741
(Median)
$17K
$40K
$89K
MEDIAN: $39,959
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$9.98 - $40.27
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$17,141 - $88,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,022  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,082 - $87,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$11.80 - $42.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,022  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,082 - $87,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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Job Description for Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator

Whether in marketing, entertainment, architecture, or design firms, fine artists (including painters, sculptors, and illustrators) have a profound impact on how companies' products and services are perceived by potential consumers. Illustrators and painters work to make packaging, advertisements, websites, and other materials/media eye-catching and effective, while sculptors accomplish the same with three-dimensional works.

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Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Tasks

  • Work closely with other departments in production.
  • Produce visual elements with a range of creative objectives from creating completely unique concepts to creating close technical copies of existing objects for a variety of projects.
  • Design creative visual elements using a variety of mediums in collaboration with the client/customer.
  • Ability to use computer-related equipment and software such as Visio, Illustrator, PhotoShop, CAD/CAM, etc. commonly used in the industry.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 102%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 33%

Design
up arrow 26%


National Average
$41,000

Painting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 70%
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