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Illustrator Salary with Illustration skills

Median pay for Illustrators with Illustration skills is around $20.74 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the larger part lack coverage. On the flip side, about two-fifths have medical insurance and slightly less than a third receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Illustrators with Illustration skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,941 - $97,871
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$98K
MEDIAN: $48,949
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$10.21 - $50.95
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$10
$21
$51
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,941 - $97,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$25,488 - $104,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $50.95  
   
Overtime
$0.06 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$25,488 - $104,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator with Illustration skills

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Illustrators with Illustration skills make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Illustrator with Illustration skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 61%