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.