Entry-Level Animator, 3D Salary

Pay for Entry-Level 3D Animators sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and roughly two-fifths receive dental plans. For the most part, Entry-Level 3D Animators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,615 - $77,469
$33K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,580
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50%
90%

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$13.19 - $38.54
$13
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $19.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,615 - $77,469  
   
Bonus
$511 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
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$31,255 - $80,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $38.54  
   
Overtime
$21.82 - $66.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$511 - $11,920  
   
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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$31,255 - $80,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,685

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For Entry-Level 3D Animators, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level 3D Animators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+10 percent) and San Francisco (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando.

Key Stats for Animator, 3D

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Animator, 3D Salaries

Adobe After Effects
▲3%

3D Rendering
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%

Autodesk 3ds Max
▼4%

▼10%

Adobe Photoshop
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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