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Illustrator Salary

How much does a Illustrator make in Illinois, United States?
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Salary Data for Illustrator

$62,552 (USD)/yr

$30 (USD)/hr

$1,977 (USD)/yr

$61,792 (USD)/yr

$30 (USD)/hr

$1,977 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Specifies graphic material and lettering to be used for title, background, screen advertising, commercial logo, or other visual layouts for Internet websites, printed materials, motion picture production, television, or other media. Conceives and designs illustrations for use by various media to explain or adorn printed or spoken word, using current graphic design technology. Studies layouts, sketches of proposed illustrations, and related materials to become familiar with assignment. Determines style, technique, and medium best suited to produce desired effects and conform with reproduction requirements, or receives specific instructions regarding these variables. Formulates concept and renders illustration and detail from models, sketches, memory, and imagination.
The average illustrator salary in Illinois, United States is $62,552 or an equivalent hourly rate of $30. This is 4% higher (+$2,616) than the average illustrator salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,977. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Illinois, United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$45,372 (USD)

$76,872 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$72,515 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Illustrator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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