Entry-Level Animator, 3D Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level 3D Animators is around $43K per year. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Entry-Level 3D Animators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and approximately one-half have dental insurance. Male Entry-Level 3D Animators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.

$29,161 - $67,766
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,383
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$12.05 - $35.76
(Median)
$12
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,161 - $67,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,770  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $14,582  
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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$27,711 - $71,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $35.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,770  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $14,582  
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).
)
$27,711 - $71,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Animator, 3D Salaries

Autodesk Maya
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Adobe Photoshop
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3D Animation
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Autodesk 3ds Max
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National Average
$44,000

Adobe After Effects
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 25%