The average Illustrator with Adobe Photoshop skills earns approximately $19.92 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, slightly less than half report medical coverage and approximately one-third claim dental coverage as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Work is enjoyable for Illustrators with Adobe Photoshop skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$23,053 - $77,088
(Median)
$23K
$44K
$77K
MEDIAN: $44,020
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$9.79 - $47.89
(Median)
$9
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$48
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,053 - $77,088  
   
Bonus
$700  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$20,883 - $85,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $47.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46  
Overtime
$5.07 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$700  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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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$20,883 - $85,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Pay by Experience Level for Illustrator

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


For many Illustrators with Adobe Photoshop skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Illustrators with Adobe Photoshop skills in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $40K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 44%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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