Illustrator salary in the United States

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Based on 358 income tax records
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How much do Illustrators make?
The average total salary for a Illustrator is $44,000 per year. This is based on data from 358 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Illustrator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Illustrator salary can vary between $17,000 to $118,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Illustrator demographics in United States

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66% are single
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34% are married
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19% have kids
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38% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Illustrators in United States

358 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a illustrator in the United States is $44,000 per year. Illustrator salaries in the United States can vary between $17,000 to $118,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 358 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as illustrator.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for illustrators in the United States: Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($73,500 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($73,500 a year), and New York Metro Area, NY ($51,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.