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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $42K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $68K.