3d Artist Salary

A 3d Artist earns an average salary of $50,647 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in vray is associated with high pay for this job.
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$35,127 - $80,618
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,647
10%
50%
90%

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$14.53 - $40.12
(Median)
$15
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,127 - $80,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $12,723  
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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$32,368 - $84,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 717
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $40.12  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $53.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $12,723  
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).
)
$32,368 - $84,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
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Job Description for 3d Artist

A 3d artist's job involves combining creative skills with knowledge of relevant software. This person uses specialized design and drawing software to create computer images of people, buildings, and/or objects. 3d art differs from traditional 2d images in that it can be manipulated and viewed from all sides as a separate, standout element.

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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

National Average: $50,383

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Experience Affects 3d Artist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries

vray
up arrow 18%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

3D Max
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
0%

Autodesk Maya
0%

3D Animation
0%

National Average
$50,000

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 1%

3D Printing
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Zbrush
up arrow 8%

Texturing
up arrow 16%

3d Modeling
up arrow 17%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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