Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salary

Multimedia Artists and Animators in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and about one-half receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,760 - $69,969
$33K
$53K
$70K
MEDIAN: $52,788
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50%
90%

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$9.94 - $42.89
$9
$22
$43
MEDIAN: $21.65
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$0$70K
Salary $32,760 - $69,969
Bonus $3.14 - $2,959
Profit Sharing $1,330
Total Pay (?
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$29,786 - $70,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $9.94 - $42.89
Overtime $25.00
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $3.14 - $2,959
Profit Sharing $1,330
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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$29,786 - $70,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Multi-Media Artist or Animator

Multimedia artists/animators use technology to create graphics and animation for electronic media, such as internet, film, television, and video games. This is a highly artistic position which requires intimate knowledge of the latest multimedia computer programs and software.

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Multi-Media Artist or Animator Tasks

  • Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other media.
  • Provide insight and guidance on current graphic trends and technologies.
  • Collaborate with multiple departments and customers.
  • Develop multi-media presentations to illustrate a wide array of material.

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Popular Skills for Multi-Media Artist or Animator


Survey results imply that Multimedia Artists and Animators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 6 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max. Most people experienced in Adobe After Effects also know Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Multi-Media Artist or Animator

Pay by Experience for a Multi-Media Artist or Animator has a positive trend. An entry-level Multi-Media Artist or Animator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 46 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Multi-Media Artist or Animator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Multi-Media Artist or Animator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 20 salaries. A Multi-Media Artist or Animator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Multi-Media Artist or Animator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$51,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salaries

Cinema 4D
▲28%



National Average
$51,000


Autodesk 3ds Max
▼4%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%
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