3d Artist Salary

A 3d Artist earns an average salary of $50,414 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$35,503 - $80,410
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,414
10%
50%
90%

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$14.47 - $40.29
(Median)
$14
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,503 - $80,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,525  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $13,277  
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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$32,737 - $84,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 621
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $40.29  
   
Overtime
$21.35 - $53.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,525  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $13,277  
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).
)
$32,737 - $84,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265

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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.

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Experience Affects 3d Artist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries


3D Animation
up arrow 3%

3D Max
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 1%

Autodesk 3ds Max
0%

National Average
$50,000

Texturing
up arrow 5%

Zbrush
up arrow 10%

3d Modeling
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%