Mid-Career Animator Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Animators is around $58K annually. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Animators generally runs between $34K and $93K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Animators who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Roughly a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,996 - $89,558
$37K
$58K
$90K
MEDIAN: $58,474
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$12.43 - $43.65
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MEDIAN: $25.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,996 - $89,558  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $11,635  
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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$34,254 - $93,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $43.65  
   
Overtime
$49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$206.08 - $11,635  
   
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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$34,254 - $93,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,056

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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Animators that is 47 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Animators will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+34 percent) and New York (+25 percent). Mid-Career Animators in Minneapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

Key Stats for Animator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

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

Autodesk Maya
▲19%

▲14%

National Average
$57,000

Adobe After Effects
▼10%

Adobe Illustrator
▼10%

2D Animation
▼10%

Adobe Photoshop
▼13%

Flash Animation
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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