How much does a Painter/Illustrator make in the United States? The average Painter/Illustrator salary in the United States is $44,660 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $37,212 and $53,967. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Painter/Illustrator

Painter/Illustrator uses paint to create graphic material and lettering to be used for title, background, screen advertising, commercial logo, and other visual layouts. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Being a Painter/Illustrator may have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty with 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Additionally, Painter/Illustrator relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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