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Airbrush Artist Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$45,372 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Airbrush Artist is $45,372 a year and $22 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for an Airbrush Artist is between $34,110 and $54,697. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Restores damaged and faded photographs or colors and shades drawings to simulate photographs, using airbrush: examines drawing or photographic print to determine coloring, shading, and changes required.
  • Cuts out masking template, using shears, and positions templates on control areas to be sprayed.
  • Mixes ink or paint solutions according to color specifications and spraying consistency desired.
  • Sprays solution over control area to fill in and blend missing parts of photograph or to give depth, perspective, and tone to drawing, using airbrush.
  • Builds up or changes photograph backgrounds to block out undesirable or distracting details, using airbrush.
  • Inks borders and lettering on illustrations and paints in details missing from photographs, using pen, brush, and drafting instruments.
  • Rubs eraser over specified areas and applies white ink to highlight illustrations, using brush or pen.
  • May specialize in mechanical and industrial designs and be designated airbrush artist, technical; or in photograph restoring and be designated airbrush artist, photography.
Airbrush Artist Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Job family population: 22,450

Estimated population of Airbrush Artist jobs: 1,607

Rate of error: 3.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

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