Average Early-Career Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator Hourly Pay

$18.54
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$2,000
Bonus
$7,550
Commission
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator is $18.54.
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$9.50
MEDIAN
$18.54
90%
$30.25
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $30
Bonus
$507 - $9,863
Commission
$0 - $7,550
Total Pay
$19,903 - $72,949

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

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.

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Popular Skills for Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator

Skills in Illustration and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication, Mold Making and Adobe Photoshop.

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

An entry-level Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.87 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.07 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.13 based on 96 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, or Illustrator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.9% more) and New York, New York (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (32.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 285 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
33.7%
Late Career
37.9%