These resources reflect a variety of viewpoints on pricing practices available to the medical illustrator / animator. AMI does not take a position on the most appropriate approach for pricing nor the rates that should be charged for creative services. AMI is committed to antitrust compliance and believes that competition is the fairest and most efficient mechanism of economic regulation.

Salary & Pricing Surveys

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a recent graduate, you want to have a profitable career practicing the art of medical illustration, animation, and interactive design. Surveys are part of the AMI's continuing mission to provide information to our members about salaries, pricing, and business practices. We listen closely and try to synthesize current market and business conditions to share with the profession as a whole. Awareness of changing trends in pricing and business practices helps AMI members with business planning in declining or emerging markets.

The AMI Compensation and Pricing Survey Reports are available to members in the AMI Members HUB.

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Other Salary Resources

The Creative Group Salary Center

VitaminT / Aquent Salary Guide

UX Professionals Association

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook


Other Pricing Resources

fotoQuote Pro software by Cradoc.

AIGA. Setting Rates.

American Society of Illustrators Partnership. Collecting Reprographic Royalties.


Recommended Books

ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, 7th edition. New York: Allworth Press, 2008

Foote, Cameron S. The Business Side of Creativity. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

Piscopo, Maria. The Graphic Designer's & Illustrator's Guide to Marketing and Promotion. New York: Allworth Press, 2008

Raugust, Karen. The Licensing Business Handbook, 7th Ed.  New York: EPM Communications, Inc., 2004

Poltorak, Alexander I., Lerner, Paul J. Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004