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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$21,973 - $76,602
$22K
$44K
$77K
MEDIAN: $43,686
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50%
90%

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$9.97 - $50.16
$10
$20
$50
MEDIAN: $19.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$21,973 - $76,602  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
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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$20,966 - $91,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $50.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$6.70 - $49.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
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).
)
$20,966 - $91,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 192

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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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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: $41,701

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Key Stats for Illustrator

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%
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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

▼1%


Graphic Design
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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