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3d Artist Salary

The average salary for a 3d Artist is $50,369 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in vray is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$35,346 - $80,763
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,368
10%
50%
90%

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$14.43 - $41.30
(Median)
$14
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,346 - $80,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,370  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,406  
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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$32,634 - $85,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 631
National Hourly Rate 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$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $41.30  
   
Overtime
$21.26 - $54.70  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,370  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,406  
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).
)
$32,634 - $85,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266

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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.

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Experience Affects 3d Artist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries

vray
up arrow 21%


3D Animation
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 1%

3D Max
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
0%

Autodesk 3ds Max
0%

National Average
$50,000

Zbrush
up arrow 9%

Texturing
up arrow 9%

3d Modeling
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%
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