Illustrator Salary

The average wage for an Illustrator is $20.20 per hour. A skill in Adobe InDesign is associated with high pay for this job.
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$26,668 - $73,393
(Median)
$27K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $44,934
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90%

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$10.03 - $49.41
(Median)
$10
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$26,668 - $73,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Commission
$29.48 - $8,139  
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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$21,437 - $99,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $49.41  
   
Overtime
$0.44 - $147.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Commission
$29.48 - $8,139  
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).
)
$21,437 - $99,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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

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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Illustrator Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 18%


Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 62%
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