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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Illustrators with Illustration skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $66K.