Illustrator with Illustration Skills Salary

The average Illustrator with Illustration skills earns approximately $19.86 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Illustrators with Illustration skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over one-half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. Female Illustrators with Illustration skills survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$21,208 - $65,542
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MEDIAN: $40,743
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$9.95 - $54.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$21,208 - $65,542  
   
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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$21,136 - $95,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $54.82  
   
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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$21,136 - $95,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

Pay by Experience for an Illustrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Illustrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Illustrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Illustrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 30 salaries. An Illustrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,243

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Illustrators with Illustration skills, 82 percent higher than the national average. Illustrators with Illustration skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+60 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and New York (+5 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Illustrator

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲44%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 54%
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