Illustrator Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Illustrator is $20.22 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Illustration, Design, and Adobe Photoshop.
Illustrator Total Pay (?
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$24,006 - $73,735
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MEDIAN: $45,798
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Illustrator Total Pay (?
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$9.96 - $50.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,006 - $73,735  
   
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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$20,950 - $101,229  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $50.17  
   
Overtime
$0.71 - $145.44  
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).
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$20,950 - $101,229  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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.
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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
Austin
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National Average
$44,000
Boston
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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Illustrator Salaries

Design
up arrow 12%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%
National Average
$44,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 43 votes.
Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
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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