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Illustrator Salary with Illustration skills

Illustrators with Illustration skills can expect wages of $20.55 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Illustrators with Illustration skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a majority lack coverage. On the flip side, over a third have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Women make up a slight majority of Illustrators with Illustration skills (54 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,073 - $84,494
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$84K
MEDIAN: $48,744
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90%

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$10.18 - $50.68
(Median)
$10
$21
$51
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,073 - $84,494  
   
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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$25,131 - $103,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $50.68  
   
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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$25,131 - $103,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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.


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.

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Experience Affects Illustrator with Illustration skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 62%
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