$46,422
Avg. Salary
$20.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,500

Bonus

$42,500

Profit Sharing

$5,050

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, Or Illustrator is $20.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, Or Illustrator is $46,422 per year.

$10.77
10%
$20.21
50%
$49.49
90%
MEDIAN $20.21
$19k
10%
$46k
50%
$90k
90%
MEDIAN $46,422
$19,000 - $89,866
$19K
$46K
$90K
MEDIAN: $46,422
10%
50%
90%

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$10.77 - $49.49
$11
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $20.21
10%
50%
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$0$100K
Salary $19,000 - $89,866
Bonus $489 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $42,500
Commission $5,050
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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$20,494 - $100,519
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 184
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $10.77 - $49.49
Hourly Tips $1.19
Overtime $15.15 - $55.75
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $489 - $10,213
Commission $5,050
Profit Sharing $42,500
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).
)
$20,494 - $100,519
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 248

Job Description for Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator

Whether in marketing, entertainment, architecture, or design firms, fine artists (including painters, sculptors, and illustrators) have a profound impact on how companies' products and services are perceived by potential consumers. Illustrators and painters work to make packaging, advertisements, websites, and other materials/media eye-catching and effective, while sculptors accomplish the same with three-dimensional works.

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Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Tasks
  • Design creative visual elements using a variety of mediums in collaboration with the client/customer.
  • Ability to use computer-related equipment and software such as Visio, Illustrator, PhotoShop, CAD/CAM, etc. commonly used in the industry.
  • Work closely with other departments in production.
  • Produce visual elements with a range of creative objectives from creating completely unique concepts to creating close technical copies of existing objects for a variety of projects.

Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Pay By Employer

$0$79K

Self-Employed
8 profiles
$52,248

Common Career Paths for Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator


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Fine Artists may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Illustrator. Illustrators on average make about as much as Fine Artists do. Fine Artists most frequently advance into Graphic Artist & Designer and Graphic Designer roles even though the median salaries are $9K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator

Pay by Experience for a Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 71 salaries. A Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

National Average: $43,105

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

For Fine Artists, working in the bustling city of Warren has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Fine Artists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Fine Artists in Atlanta earning a whopping 33 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Francisco (12 percent lower) and Seattle (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Salaries

Graphic Design
▲93%

sculpting
▲16%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$43,000

drawing
▼19%

Adobe Photoshop
▼33%

Painting
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 68%