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Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salary

Multimedia Artists and Animators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Multimedia Artists and Animators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,224 - $79,211
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,286
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50%
90%

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$10.72 - $39.59
(Median)
$11
$22
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,224 - $79,211  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,606  
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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$30,623 - $81,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $39.59  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $50.49  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,606  
   
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).
)
$30,623 - $81,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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


Multimedia Artists and Animators note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, and Autodesk 3ds Max are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. 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.


For many Multimedia Artists and Animators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $58K. For Multimedia Artists and Animators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Multi-Media Artist or Animator Salaries



Autodesk Maya
up arrow 3%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 29%
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