Colorist Salary in the United States

How much does a Colorist make in the United States? The average Colorist salary in the United States is $44,152 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $36,789 and $53,353. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills Associated with Colorist: TEAMS

What is a Colorist?

In comics, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white line art. For most of the 20th century this was done using brushes and dyes which were then used as guides to produce the printing plates. Since the late 20th century it is most often done using digital media, with printing separations produced electronically. Although most American colorists work directly for comics publishers (either as employees or freelancers), there are a few coloring studios which offer their services to publishers. American Color, Olyoptics, Digital Chameleon were the companies notable in this f...

Source: Wikipedia (as of 04/17/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

See user submitted job responsibilities for Colorist.

$36,789 Low Average $44,152 High $53,353

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Colorist, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Colorist in the United States. The base salary for Colorist ranges from $36,789 to $53,353 with the average base salary of $44,152. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $36,789 to $54,792 with the average total cash compensation of $44,413.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
Job Openings for Colorist
Cool Cuts 4 Kids - Las Vegas , NV
Overview Signature Style Salons Stylist NOW HIRING - You control your pay! Many Stylists who do a great job of customer service and sell additional products regularly make about $18 an hour including ...
Appcast - 3 days ago