Career Attributes

  • $44,992
  • 4.0
  • 3D Animation
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How much does a Cartoonist make in the United States?

Average Cartoonist Yearly Salary in the United States

Cartoonists earn an average yearly salary of $44,993. Salaries typically start from $10,400 and go up to $105,100.

Average Cartoonist Hourly Wage in the United States

Cartoonists earn an average hourly wage of $21.63. Hourly wages typically start from $5.00 and go up to $50.53.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

29%
Full-Time
71%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Cartoonist demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
330
RATINGS
Cartoonists average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Cartoonists in the 36th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Cartoonist satisfaction

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Cartoonist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Cartoonist Earnings

The highest earning Cartoonists in the United States earn:

$50.53
an hour
$105,100
per year
Senior Cartoonist Earnings

Senior Cartoonists in the United States earn:

$21.50
an hour
$44,720
per year
Experienced Cartoonist Earnings

Experienced Cartoonists in the United States earn:

$12.99
an hour
$27,020
per year
Junior Cartoonist Earnings

Junior Cartoonists in the United States earn:

$6.00
an hour
$12,480
per year
Starting Cartoonist Earnings

Starting Cartoonists in the United States earn:

$5.00
an hour
$10,400
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Cartoonist Salary Comparison

Cartoonists earn more than 56% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Cinematographer Salary $52k
Make-Up Artist Salary $51k
Interior Designer Salary $49k
Camera Operator Salary $47k
Model Maker Salary $45k
Cartoonist Salary $44k
Precious Metal Worker Salary $42k
Gem Worker Salary $42k
Photographer Salary $41k
Videographer Salary $39k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

  • $44,992
  • 4.0
  • 3D Animation
More Attributes