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Graphic Artist / Animator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Animator is $45,228 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Autodesk Maya is associated with high pay for this job.
Graphic Artist / Animator Salary (?
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$30,002 - $70,791
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,228
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Graphic Artist / Animator Salary (?
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$10.01 - $31.09
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,002 - $70,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,009  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,000  
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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$29,327 - $71,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $31.09  
   
Overtime
$14.87 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,000  
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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$29,327 - $71,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Graphic Artist / Animator

  • Participate in client and pitch meetings to develop, conduct market research, and finalize specifications.
  • Use software and animation techniques to create compelling image sequences.
  • Design graphics and animation for specific projects, from brainstorming to final delivery.

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist / Animator

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
0%
National Average
$44,000
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Experience Affects Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

National Average
$44,000
Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 24%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
National Average
$44,000
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%