Entry-Level Animator, 3D Salary

Entry-Level 3D Animators take home approximately $48K per year on average. 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. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level 3D Animators is high. Although two in five lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately two in five get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,615 - $87,113
$33K
$48K
$87K
MEDIAN: $48,274
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90%

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$13.59 - $38.98
$14
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $19.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,615 - $87,113  
   
Bonus
$511 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
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$31,212 - $83,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $38.98  
   
Overtime
$21.92 - $65.89  
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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$31,212 - $83,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,384

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Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level 3D Animators, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level 3D Animators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent) and San Francisco (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando.

Key Stats for Animator, 3D

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Animator, 3D Salaries

Adobe After Effects
▲2%

3D Rendering
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼3%

Autodesk 3ds Max
▼7%

▼10%

Adobe Photoshop
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 41%