[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Illustrations

Updated: 2020-05-08

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" or "Search" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Illustrations / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Illustrations / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Focus on Africa unspecified number of illustrations of unspecified size _BBC 2011 GBP 450.00
Guardian Letters page cartoon: rate in 2012 house agreement _GMG 2012 GBP 151.01 HA
Guardian Leader cartoon: rate in 2012 house agreement _GMG 2012 GBP 450.00 HA
Guardian sport illustration: rate in 2012 house agreement _GMG 2012 GBP 232.00 HA
Observer Section cover illustration: rate in 2012 house agreement _GMG 2012 GBP 374.00 HA
Observer Quarter page illustration: rate in 2012 house agreement _GMG 2012 GBP 258.00 HA
Time double-page spread, overnight turnaround , no exes first use _AOLTW 2015 USD 1800.00 GR O
 
Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EUR or (US) USDcurrency
5 Amount paid (total of basic licence and extra licences for web use, database resale...) Amount
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it:  GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement:  HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP50.00X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500.00O

Other recent rates:

Type of work: In the "sector": (click or tap below!)
Words, per 1000 News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Words, other News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Photography News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Broadcasting News Local Other including podcasting
Shifts News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Other: Cartoons | Crosswords | Illustration | Punditry | Retainer | Teaching | Tip-off | Translation
Recently reported rates all from the past few months