Illustrator with Illustration Skills Salary

The average Illustrator with Illustration skills can expect to rake in roughly $19.73 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Illustrators with Illustration skills survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Most Illustrators with Illustration skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little over a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by just under one in three. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,138 - $68,127
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$41K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,988
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$9.92 - $50.35
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MEDIAN: $19.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$22,138 - $68,127  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
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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$21,053 - $86,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $50.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$5.07 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$21,053 - $86,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

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


Illustrators with Illustration skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Illustrators with Illustration skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,117

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 82 percent, Illustrators with Illustration skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Illustrators with Illustration skills will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+61 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and New York (+6 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Illustrator

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲44%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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