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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $41K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Illustrators with Illustration skills make a median salary of $53K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $68K on average.