Entry-Level Animator, 3D Salary

An average Entry-Level 3D Animator can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. While about two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and roughly two in five have dental, as well. The majority of Entry-Level 3D Animators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level 3D Animators who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,843 - $89,568
$33K
$49K
$90K
MEDIAN: $48,698
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$13.63 - $38.78
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MEDIAN: $19.87
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$0$89K
Salary $32,843 - $89,568
Bonus $964 - $12,365
Total Pay (?
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$31,048 - $86,060
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $13.63 - $38.78
Overtime $19.00 - $60.00
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $964 - $12,365
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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$31,048 - $86,060
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,225

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level 3D Animators that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level 3D Animators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+9 percent) and San Francisco (+6 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Dallas and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Animator, 3D

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Animator, 3D Salaries

Adobe After Effects
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

3D Rendering
▼2%

▼4%

Autodesk 3ds Max
▼9%

▼12%

Adobe Photoshop
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 40%
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