3d Artist Salary

A 3d Artist earns an average salary of $50,214 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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$34,994 - $79,915
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,214
10%
50%
90%

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$14.51 - $40.72
(Median)
$15
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,994 - $79,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,235  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $11,500  
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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$32,339 - $84,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $40.72  
   
Overtime
$21.65 - $54.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,235  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $11,500  
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).
)
$32,339 - $84,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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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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Experience Affects 3d Artist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries

vray
up arrow 21%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

3D Animation
up arrow 1%

3D Max
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

3D Rendering
0%

Autodesk Maya
0%

National Average
$50,000

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 2%

Zbrush
up arrow 10%

Texturing
up arrow 15%

3d Modeling
up arrow 18%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 23%
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