Illustrator Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Illustrator is $20.19 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Illustration and Adobe Photoshop.
Illustrator Total Pay (?
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$24,107 - $71,085
(Median)
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71K
MEDIAN: $45,437
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Illustrator Total Pay (?
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$9.97 - $49.76
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$24,107 - $71,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Commission
$15.00 - $9,000  
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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$21,012 - $98,633  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $49.76  
   
Overtime
$0.64 - $146.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Commission
$15.00 - $9,000  
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).
)
$21,012 - $98,633  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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Job Description for Illustrator

  • Deliver finished illustrations for a variety of projects, within deadlines and according to specifications.
  • Research and interpret design and retail market trends.
  • Develop artwork for specific projects that meets requirements.
  • Use design and artistic software to alter and improve artwork.

Common Career Paths for Illustrator

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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

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Pay Difference By Location

Austin
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San Francisco
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National Average
$43,000
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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Illustrator Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 62%
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