The average wage for a Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator is $19.00 per hour. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Adobe Photoshop, Painting, and Illustration.
Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Total Pay (?
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$15,781 - $91,984
(Median)
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25K
39K
63K
92K
MEDIAN: $38,807
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Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Total Pay (?
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$10.04 - $44.03
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$15,781 - $91,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
Commission
$4.83 - $12,208  
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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$20,348 - $93,670  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $44.03  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
Commission
$4.83 - $12,208  
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).
)
$20,348 - $93,670  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
up arrow 31%
New York
up arrow 26%
National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$40,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

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

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 135%
Painting
up arrow 48%
National Average
$40,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 65 votes.
Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 71%
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