Mid-Career Animator Salary

Mid-Career Animators pull down an average of $60K annually. In the world of Mid-Career Animators, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $99K at the top; this can include more than $11K from bonuses in exceptional cases. Although nearly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. There are far more male Mid-Career Animators survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,092 - $92,581
$36K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,222
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90%

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$12.91 - $44.49
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$44
MEDIAN: $28.76
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$0$98K
Salary $36,092 - $92,581
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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$34,840 - $98,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $44.49
Overtime $50.36
Annual Data $0$98K
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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$34,840 - $98,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,375

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Mid-Career Animators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Animators will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+26 percent) and New York (+18 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Animator's salary, with Minneapolis Mid-Career Animators earning salaries that are 33 percent less than the national average.

Key Stats for Animator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
5-9 years
81%
10-19 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Animator Salaries

Autodesk Maya
▲13%

▲8%

National Average
$60,000

Adobe After Effects
▼15%

Adobe Illustrator
▼15%

2D Animation
▼15%

Adobe Photoshop
▼18%

Flash Animation
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 32%
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