An Animator, 2D earns an average salary of $52,381 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$29,087 - $114,384
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MEDIAN: $52,380
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$10.03 - $49.83
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,087 - $114,384  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,328 - $105,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$28.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$24,328 - $105,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Animator, 2D

2D animators utilize a blend of personal creativity and task-specific computer programs to produce visual images which convey the appearance of moving; this differs from 3D animation, which adds depth to the mix. Simply put, 2D animators produce cartoons and similar animations which have a “flat” look to them, such as TV shows and movies like The Simpsons, The Flintstones, anime, and others.

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Experience Affects Animator, 2D Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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