A 3d Artist earns an average salary of $51,508 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$35,335 - $86,040
$35K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,508
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50%
90%

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$13.35 - $41.66
$13
$21
$42
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,335 - $86,040  
   
Bonus
$518 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,517  
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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$32,580 - $90,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $41.66  
   
Overtime
$21.67 - $59.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$518 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,517  
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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$32,580 - $90,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262

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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

  • Collaborate with designers and developers to create simulations and final projects.
  • Use software, lighting, and rendering to create textures and visual effects.
  • Create and sculpt digital models, including video editing, 3D modeling, and animation.

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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: $50,707

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Key Stats for 3d Artist

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects 3d Artist Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries

vray
up arrow 8%

Zbrush
up arrow 5%

3D Printing
up arrow 5%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

3D Max
0%

Adobe After Effects
0%

National Average
$51,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 1%

3D Animation
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%


3d Modeling
up arrow 7%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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