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Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Animator Salary

Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators can expect to earn an average of $41K annually. Most Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,812 - $64,985
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,560
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$9.92 - $36.15
(Median)
$9
$17
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,812 - $64,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,056  
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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$25,576 - $68,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate 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$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $36.15  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $83.19  
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 - $3,056  
   
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).
)
$25,576 - $68,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

Adobe After Effects
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe Photoshop
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%