Illustrator Salary

The average wage for an Illustrator is $20.22 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$23,523 - $77,844
(Median)
$24K
$45K
$78K
MEDIAN: $44,588
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$9.94 - $50.18
(Median)
$9
$20
$50
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$23,523 - $77,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$21,127 - $99,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $50.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$0.71 - $145.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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).
)
$21,127 - $99,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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Job Description for Illustrator

An illustrator creates drawings for physical and digital products and purposes. These drawings are often used in publications such as magazines and books, as well as products such as greeting cards, calendars, packaging, and digital illustrations. An illustrator often uses pen/pencil drawings or watercolors, but the use of digital illustration applications is now common as well.

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Illustrator Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,054

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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Illustrator Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
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Illustration
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Adobe Illustrator
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National Average
$43,000

Adobe InDesign
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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