Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salary

The average Multimedia Artist or Animator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Multimedia Artists and Animators claim high levels of job satisfaction. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. Men make up the vast majority of Multimedia Artists and Animators (81 percent) who took the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,832 - $77,401
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,065
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90%

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$11.33 - $41.30
(Median)
$11
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,832 - $77,401  
   
Bonus
$515 - $4,805  
Profit Sharing
$2,049  
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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$34,004 - $81,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $41.30  
   
Overtime
$13.74 - $61.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $4,805  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,049  
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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$34,004 - $81,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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

  • Collaborate with multiple departments and customers.
  • Develop multi-media presentations to illustrate a wide array of material.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Multi-Media Artist or Animator


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max. It is often found that people who know Adobe After Effects are also skilled in Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Multi-Media Artist or Animator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Multimedia Artists and Animators with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $77K.

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Experience Affects Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%



National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salaries

Cinema 4D
up arrow 27%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 4%

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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