Entry-Level Animator Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Animator is $47,900 per year.

$29,778 - $66,821
$30K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,900
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$12.26 - $35.75
$12
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $19.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,778 - $66,821  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$29,207 - $69,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $59.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$206.08 - $10,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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).
)
$29,207 - $69,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Key Stats for Animator

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Animator Salaries

▲5%

Adobe Illustrator
▲3%

Autodesk Maya
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Flash Animation
▼1%



2D Animation
▼4%

Graphic Design
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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