Illustrator with Illustration Skills Salary

Earnings for Illustrators with Illustration skills come in at around $20.36 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — the larger part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by close to a third. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Illustrators with Illustration skills. Women Illustrators with Illustration skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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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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$20
$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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Illustrators with Illustration skills. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $40K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $47K. Illustrators with Illustration skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Illustrators with Illustration skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $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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