3d Artist Salary (United States)

A 3d Artist earns an average salary of $49,510 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
3d Artist Total Pay (?
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$35,301 - $79,616
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MEDIAN: $49,509
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3d Artist Total Pay (?
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$13.42 - $40.36
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,301 - $79,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $14,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,016 - $84,255  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 850
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $40.36  
   
Overtime
$15.87 - $58.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $14,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$32,016 - $84,255  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 850
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Job Description for 3d Artist

If you love to draw but also love to use computers, becoming a 3D artist may be perfect for you. As technologies and software continue to evolve so has the artistic field. Fields such as animated films, video games, architecture and even medicine require the use of 3D artists. The field is expected to grow up to sixteen percent in the coming years.
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3d Artist Tasks
  • Create and sculpt digital models, including video editing, 3D modeling, and animation.
  • Use software, lighting, and rendering to create textures and visual effects.
  • Collaborate with designers and developers to create simulations and final projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for 3d Artist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Portland
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Seattle
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National Average
$49,000
Salt Lake City
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Austin
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Miami
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Experience Affects 3d Artist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries

Texturing
up arrow 4%
Autodesk Maya
up arrow 3%
3D Max
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
3D Rendering
up arrow 2%
National Average
$49,000
Zbrush
up arrow 6%
3d Modeling
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%
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