Mid-Career Animator Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Animators lies in the neighborhood of $60K annually. Including potential for bonuses which peak near $11K, total cash payment to Mid-Career Animators can bottom out near $34K or peak near $97K depending on individual performance. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, about one in three claim no health benefits at all. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The vast majority (88 percent) of Mid-Career Animators who answered the questionnaire are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,958 - $92,807
$36K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $59,759
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$12.82 - $43.03
$13
$27
$43
MEDIAN: $26.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,958 - $92,807  
   
Bonus
$415.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$34,089 - $97,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $43.03  
   
Overtime
$49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$415.00 - $11,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$34,089 - $97,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,230

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For Mid-Career Animators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Animators will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+29 percent) and New York (+20 percent). Mid-Career Animators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Mid-Career Animators in Minneapolis bring in salaries that are 31 percent lower than the national average.

Key Stats for Animator

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
5-9 years
82%
10-19 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Animator Salaries

Autodesk Maya
▲15%

▲10%

National Average
$59,000

Adobe After Effects
▼13%

2D Animation
▼13%

Adobe Illustrator
▼14%

Adobe Photoshop
▼16%

Flash Animation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 32%
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