Median pay for Illustrators with Illustration skills lies in the neighborhood of $19.69 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Illustrators with Illustration skills (58 percent) survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — a little more than half — do not have any health coverage, more than two-fifths do receive medical benefits and one in three have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Illustrators with Illustration skills. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,306 - $73,974
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MEDIAN: $41,705
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$22,306 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$21,188 - $86,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $50.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$5.30 - $46.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$21,188 - $86,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $38K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $42K on average. Illustrators with Illustration skills bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Illustrators with Illustration skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $62K.

Key Stats for Illustrator

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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