Illustrator Salary

The average wage for an Illustrator is $19.81 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$22,531 - $75,083
$23K
$44K
$75K
MEDIAN: $44,407
10%
50%
90%

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$10.07 - $51.12
$10
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $19.85
10%
50%
90%

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$0$93K
Salary $22,531 - $75,083
Bonus $3,000
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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$21,245 - $93,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $51.12
Hourly Tips $0.42
Overtime $6.86 - $48.66
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $3,000
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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$21,245 - $93,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 189

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Illustrator


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Illustrator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Illustrator

Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

Pay by Experience for an Illustrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Illustrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Illustrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Illustrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 56 salaries. An Illustrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,868

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Illustrator

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

▲48%

▲46%

▲9%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Illustrator Salaries


Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

▼2%


Graphic Design
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 52%
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