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Illustrator Salary with Illustration skills

Earnings for Illustrators with Illustration skills come in at around $21.00 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, close to two-fifths have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Women Illustrators with Illustration skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Illustrators with Illustration skills is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,551 - $72,889
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MEDIAN: $49,072
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$10.04 - $51.28
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$29,551 - $72,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
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$23,067 - $103,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $51.28  
   
Overtime
$0.50 - $25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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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$23,067 - $103,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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 $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Illustrators with Illustration skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $68K on average.

Experience Affects Illustrator with Illustration skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 61%