Medical Illustrator Salary

A Medical Illustrator earns an average salary of $52,422 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$35,661 - $64,802
$36K
$50K
$65K
MEDIAN: $50,421
10%
50%
90%

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$16.19 - $33.75
$17
MEDIAN: $16.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,661 - $64,802  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,946 - $67,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$16.80  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
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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$33,946 - $67,703  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Medical Illustrator

Medical illustration is a very large, varying field of work. A medical illustrator can be involved in many different specialties. Photographers and videographers are needed to produce visual records of a patient's medical history, which can be used for education or research. They may be needed to photograph or film patients’ specific ailments, undertake specialized forms of photography like 3D or internal imaging, specialize in bereavement or forensic imaging, or record images for publicity materials. They are also responsible for the editing of these images or films, using computer software. Alternatively, graphic designers and traditional artists create things like posters and pamphlets, visual lecture materials, corporate publications, or websites that can also be used in patient care, education, or medical research. Because of this wide variety of needs, a medical illustrator can find themselves employed at a hospital, a medical school, or a specialty publisher.

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Medical Illustrator Tasks

  • Photograph, record, illustrate, and process visual records of patients' conditions, surgical procedures, treatments, or anatomy.
  • Obtain consents from patients.
  • May create artwork for posters, publications, lecture materials or websites.
  • May operate 3-D imaging or specialist cameras that function inside the body.

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Key Stats for Medical Illustrator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
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Experience Affects Medical Illustrator Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 10%
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