Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Animator Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators lies in the neighborhood of $44K per year. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,199 - $68,579
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,058
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$9.91 - $36.31
(Median)
$9
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,199 - $68,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,081  
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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$26,216 - $70,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $36.31  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $82.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,081  
   
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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$26,216 - $70,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

Cinema 4D
up arrow 26%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
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National Average
$43,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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