An Illustrator earns an average wage of C$24.57 per hour.

C$25,644 - C$69,290
C$26K
C$43K
C$69K
MEDIAN: C$42,729
10%
50%
90%
C$14.51 - C$61.28
C$15
C$24
C$61
MEDIAN: C$24.42
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$105K
Salary C$25,644 - C$69,290
Bonus C$5,896
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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C$29,165 - C$105,422
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data C$0C$61
Hourly Rate C$14.51 - C$61.28
Overtime C$34.50
Annual Data C$0C$105K
Bonus C$5,896
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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C$29,165 - C$105,422
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

Job Description for Illustrator

An illustrator creates drawings for physical and digital products and purposes. These drawings are often used in publications such as magazines and books, as well as products such as greeting cards, calendars, packaging, and digital illustrations. An illustrator often uses pen/pencil drawings or watercolors, but the use of digital illustration applications is now common as well.

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Illustrator Tasks

  • Develop artwork for specific projects that meets requirements.
  • Use design and artistic software to alter and improve artwork.
  • Deliver finished illustrations for a variety of projects, within deadlines and according to specifications.
  • Research and interpret design and retail market trends.

Illustrator Job Listings

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 C$43,000 based on 21 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 C$42,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Illustrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$62,000 based on 11 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 C$61,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$48,991

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

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Key Stats for Illustrator

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Illustrator Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Late-Career
▲25%

National Average
C$49,000

▼13%

Mid-Career
▼15%

Skills That Affect Illustrator Salaries

National Average
C$49,000

Illustration
▼11%


Adobe Illustrator
▼17%

Adobe InDesign
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 65%