Entry-Level Graphic Artist / Animator Salary

Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators take home approximately $45K per year on average. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. There are more male Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to two-fifths. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,297 - $69,661
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,063
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$10.03 - $37.36
(Median)
$10
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,297 - $69,661  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$29,938 - $76,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $37.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$23.12 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$29,938 - $76,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,622

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Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators, 34 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Graphic Artists & Animators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent).

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Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

Cinema 4D
up arrow 9%

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 5%

Adobe After Effects
0%

National Average
$46,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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