Graphic Artist / Animator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Animator is $44,883 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. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Autodesk Maya and 3D Animation.
Graphic Artist / Animator Total Pay (?
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$29,786 - $71,581
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MEDIAN: $44,882
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Graphic Artist / Animator Total Pay (?
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$10.03 - $30.91
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,786 - $71,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,108  
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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$29,128 - $72,205  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$14.80 - $41.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,108  
   
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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$29,128 - $72,205  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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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Chicago
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New York
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National Average
$44,000
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Experience Affects Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

National Average
$44,000
Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 26%
3D Animation
up arrow 11%
Flash Animation
up arrow 8%
Adobe Photoshop
0%
National Average
$44,000
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%
Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 25%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 57 votes.
Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%
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