Illustrator with Illustration Skills Salary

An average Illustrator with Illustration skills can expect to take home roughly $20.36 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Illustrators with Illustration skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Illustrators with Illustration skills (55 percent) survey respondents. Some workers in this field — more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by one in three. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,500 - $79,678
(Median)
$26K
$45K
$80K
MEDIAN: $45,126
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$9.92 - $51.35
(Median)
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$51
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$26,500 - $79,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$21,392 - $103,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $51.35  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $145.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
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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$21,392 - $103,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

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


For many Illustrators with Illustration skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $40K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $47K. Illustrators with Illustration skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $70K.

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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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