Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.
After graduation, illustration graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $75,353, while the bottom 20% make closer to $31,283. The median grad salary is $48,552.
Illustration graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in illustration is $38,446, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,071.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for illustration graduates
The highest paying career for illustration graduates is illustrator, with top salaries averaging around $62,213.
As per most recent US census
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