Average Illustrator Hourly Pay

$19.99
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,600
Bonus
$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Illustrator is $19.99.
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$10.25
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$19.99
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$48.25
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $48
Bonus
$203 - $9,955
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $8,000
Total Pay
$22,872 - $87,624
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What Do Illustrators Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Illustrator

4.2 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Illustrators?

Skills in Illustration and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Illustrators?

An entry-level Illustrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.49 based on 30 salaries. An early career Illustrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.51 based on 220 salaries. A mid-career Illustrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.24 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Illustrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.86 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Illustrator in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 64.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (50.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (23.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (10.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 477 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
46.1%
Mid Career
24.9%
Experienced
13.2%
Late Career
9.4%