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
Maryland $52,330
Michigan $42,090
Vermont $42,670
Georgia $48,460
Texas $55,830
Washington $35,360
Kansas $53,500
Indiana $45,680
Louisiana $37,640
Colorado $37,720
New Hampshire $47,380
Nebraska $44,440
Iowa $44,380
Illinois $44,160
Florida $38,940
Tennessee $37,570
Utah $43,140
Kentucky $39,730
Ohio $37,360
North Carolina $43,420
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 filmmakers but more than camera operators.

Career Median Salary
Filmmaker salary $37K
Costume designer salary $26K
Fashion designer salary $38K
Film and video editor salary $36K
Graphic designer salary $34K
Illustrator salary $27K
Jeweler salary $30K
Glass blower salary $33K
Engraver salary $31K
Camera operator salary $30K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)