Our friends across the pond have release the 2010 Illustrator Income Survey available for download here.
Here is what 3×3 had to say about it:
Over 600 illustrators worldwide took part in 3×3 Magazineâ€™s first annual income survey. Illustrators were asked to break down their annual income by source and amountâ€”charts and graphs compare income by age, gender and country and there were quite a few surprises. As 3×3 founder Charles Hively said, â€œWe didnâ€™t know what to expect since no one I know had done this type of survey before. But I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the top illustrators are making what top designers and art directors make. Comparing our information with what I receive annually about designers and art directors, illustrators are on par with their counterparts in design and advertising. And in a number of instances exceed what theyâ€™re making.â€ He went onto add, â€œOnce the word gets out our hope is that this will foster a new respect for illustration by the folks who commission them.â€
The 88-page booklet includes information that shows percentages that are illustrators but also educators, graphic designers, and animators. And how many have interns or employees, how many have health insurance and what their relationship with reps is.Â Information includes the high and low income for each country as well as the average income for illustrators in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
Well over 200 hours have been spent in compiling, analyzing and presenting the results in easy-to-read charts and graphs; the booklet is available as a print-on-demand book and an affordable downloadable pdf direct from the 3×3 website (www.3×3mag.com/books2.asp).