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3d Artist Salary (United States)

A 3d Artist earns an average salary of $49,751 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.
3d Artist Salary (?
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$35,602 - $79,199
(Median)
36K
50K
63K
79K
MEDIAN: $49,751
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3d Artist Salary (?
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$13.73 - $40.37
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,602 - $79,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,977  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $14,000  
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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$32,367 - $83,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 598
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $40.37  
   
Overtime
$16.25 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,977  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $14,000  
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).
)
$32,367 - $83,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Portland
up arrow 11%
Boston
up arrow 8%
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Seattle
up arrow 1%
National Average
$50,000
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Austin
up arrow 8%
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San Diego
up arrow 11%
Atlanta
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Nashville
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Experience Affects 3d Artist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 4%
Autodesk Maya
up arrow 3%
3D Max
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
3D Rendering
up arrow 2%
Texturing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$50,000
Zbrush
up arrow 14%
3d Modeling
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%