Average Illustrators with Illustration skills make around $19.84 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although slightly less than one-half have medical coverage and about a third have dental coverage, slightly more than half claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Illustrators with Illustration skills (60 percent) who took the survey are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,882 - $73,974
(Median)
$23K
$42K
$74K
MEDIAN: $41,690
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90%

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$9.91 - $49.23
(Median)
$9
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$22,882 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$700  
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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$21,270 - $85,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $49.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$5.21 - $46.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$21,270 - $85,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

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


Illustrators with Illustration skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $40K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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