Illustrator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Illustrator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Connecticut $64,070
California $65,190
Oklahoma $67,440
New Jersey $62,170
Virginia $59,130
Oregon $51,020
Massachusetts $47,120
Minnesota $56,490
Kansas $51,270
Maryland $52,330
Indiana $46,844
North Carolina $43,310
Michigan $42,090
Vermont $42,670
Arizona $45,804
Georgia $48,460
Texas $55,830
Washington $35,360
Louisiana $37,640
Colorado $37,720
New Hampshire $47,380
Nebraska $44,440
Iowa $44,380
Florida $38,940
Tennessee $37,570
Utah $43,140
Kentucky $39,730
Illinois $38,422
Ohio $37,360
Missouri $36,130
Montana $34,110
New Mexico $33,910
Puerto Rico $33,340
South Carolina $19,650
Arkansas $19,590

How do illustrator salaries compare to similar careers?

Illustrators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than industrial designers but more than model makers.

Career Median Salary
Industrial designer salary $67K
Film and video editor salary $60K
Tattoo artist salary $39K
Calligrapher salary $65K
Cinematographer salary $40K
Illustrator salary $49K
Exhibit designer salary $54K
Camera operator salary $50K
Interior designer salary $52K
Model maker salary $53K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)