The average cost of hiring illustrators in NSW remained at $40/hr this financial year. However, ServiceSeeking.com.au's latest pricing data also revealed that the budget and premium prices of illustration services went up. From $20/hr in FY14, budget rates of illustrators rose to $25/hr — a 25% increase. Meanwhile, premium prices are now at $65/hr, which is 8% higher than in the previous year.
NSW and SA retained the average rates of illustrators from FY14. Meanwhile, NT, Tas, WA, and ACT saw the average prices drop this financial year. Tas made the biggest change with a 70% price reduction. The island state now has the same average price as NT, which saw a 14% decrease — their average illustration cost of $15/hr is the lowest across Australia. On the other hand, Qld and Vic recorded a 20% and 17% increase respectively.
Apart from ensuring that an illustrator is highly skilled, you should also consider if he/she offers a price that's suited to your budget. You can get quotes from the best illustrators in NSW by posting your job here. You can expect to receive as many as 12 estimates from different businesses.