Animator Salary

An Animator earns an average salary of $50,195 per year. A skill in 2D Animation is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$34,141 - $79,664
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,194
10%
50%
90%

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$12.22 - $48.34
(Median)
$12
$25
$48
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,141 - $79,664  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,861  
Profit Sharing
$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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$31,419 - $86,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $48.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$16.03 - $65.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,861  
   
Profit Sharing
$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).
)
$31,419 - $86,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Animator

Animators work by creating cartoons, usually through hand drawings, motion capture animation, or with computers. In the modern era, most animators use a range of computer programs, though sufficient knowledge of basic animation is still absolutely necessary.

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Animator Tasks

  • Use a variety of software to refine, improve, and update videos and create stills for other uses.
  • Collaborate with teams to understand specifications and create continuity across offerings.
  • Design videos for in-person and web audiences.

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Pay by Experience Level for Animator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,163

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Experience Affects Animator Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Animator Salaries

2D Animation
up arrow 56%

3D Animation
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%




Graphic Design
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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