Average Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators make around $46K annually. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,046 - $72,128
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$72K
MEDIAN: $45,767
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$13.44 - $42.57
(Median)
$13
$19
$43
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,046 - $72,128  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
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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$31,267 - $77,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $42.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$20.51 - $42.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
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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$31,267 - $77,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,755

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent).

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Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 13%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Cinema 4D
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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