Mid-Career 3D Artists can expect wages of $58K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Mid-Career 3D Artists who answered the questionnnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,553 - $92,147
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$92K
MEDIAN: $57,944
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$14.60 - $53.25
(Median)
$15
$28
$53
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,553 - $92,147  
   
Bonus
$989 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$39,182 - $101,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $53.25  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $61.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$989 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$39,182 - $101,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,432

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Surpassing the national average by 57 percent, Mid-Career 3D Artists in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career 3D Artists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+37 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Orlando (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Austin (14 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect 3d Artist Salaries

Zbrush
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Autodesk Maya
0%

National Average
$58,000

3D Max
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Adobe After Effects
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Adobe Illustrator
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3D Animation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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