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    salary questions

    I have a project for school in which we look up how much the job we want pays.

    I need to know how much you can get after 2 years of college (just starting in the industry), and then the rates of pay as experience increase.

    Thank you all for the time to post a response in advance.

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    First you're going to have to tell what job it is that you want.

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

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    If it's feelance illustration, then you're talking fees-per-project, rather than a salary. Not ever having been a freelancer, I would guess that the expected yearly pay can vary widely, ranging from a pittance to a good living, depending on your art skills, professional contacts, self-motivation, and your abilities at self-promotion.

    There's a book called "The Business of Illustration" that you should find a copy of. Also, look around in the {url=http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68] Employment Discussion[/url] sub-forum. And hopefully someone will come along who can give you first-hand information.

    [edit] I'll add to this that the expected pay of someone with only two years of college experience is going to be so low that a second job is very likely to be necessary. This is not a career that can be strolled casually into. It can take years of self-promotion and hard work to turn freelancing into a dependable source of income.

    [edit again] Also, a college degree is not necessary to this career. Instead, a portfolio that demonstrates your skill level is necessary. Ironically, a college education is the best way to get the necessary skills - and four years of college is going to be a lot more helpful than two.

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

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    Hey Valyn,
    Here's an old thread where I talked about it.

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=34135

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    There are people making ungodly amounts of money who have never been to college, and there are others who have spent 100k on art college and all they learned was that they hate art.

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    It somtimes depends on where you live and.... but mostly your name and reputation.

    Pretty stupid project. You can't measure somthing like this unless it is mandated by the gov't or you work in a socialist society.

    I know artists and actors who make millions a year, and I know others who make barely break poverty.

    Bottom line, there is NO system to how much you make.

    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
    his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he
    has imagined, he will meet with a success
    unexpected in common hours."
    - H.D. Thoreau
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedling
    If it's feelance illustration, then you're talking fees-per-project, rather than a salary. Not ever having been a freelancer, I would guess that the expected yearly pay can vary widely, ranging from a pittance to a good living, depending on your art skills, professional contacts, self-motivation, and your abilities at self-promotion.

    There's a book called "The Business of Illustration" that you should find a copy of. Also, look around in the {url=http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68] Employment Discussion[/url] sub-forum. And hopefully someone will come along who can give you first-hand information.

    [edit] I'll add to this that the expected pay of someone with only two years of college experience is going to be so low that a second job is very likely to be necessary. This is not a career that can be strolled casually into. It can take years of self-promotion and hard work to turn freelancing into a dependable source of income.

    [edit again] Also, a college degree is not necessary to this career. Instead, a portfolio that demonstrates your skill level is necessary. Ironically, a college education is the best way to get the necessary skills - and four years of college is going to be a lot more helpful than two.
    I definitely agree, showing your portfolio is extremely important. If you don't show any proof of your true self, then you will be "useless", know what I mean?

    Also, working for game companies can be a good idea, I believe......

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