Average Graphic Artist with Adobe Illustrator Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Graphic Artist with Adobe Illustrator skills is $16.13.
MEDIAN $16.13
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
$200 - $4,780
Profit Sharing
$104 - $10,766
Total Pay
$25,235 - $59,838

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Job Description for Graphic Artist

Popular Employer Salaries for Graphic Artist

The top respondents for the job title Graphic Artist are from the companies Whole Foods Market, Inc., BH Media Group and Gannett Co Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Whole Foods Market, Inc. where the average pay is $19.00. BH Media Group pays the lowest at around $12.24.

Career Paths

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Graphic Artist
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Graphic Artist / Designer
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Popular Skills for Graphic Artist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Illustration, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist

An entry-level Graphic Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.39 based on 25 salaries. An early career Graphic Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.93 based on 317 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.36 based on 205 salaries. An experienced Graphic Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.69 based on 191 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Graphic Artist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 89.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (85.9% more) and San Diego, California (20.1% more).

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