Senior Animator Salary

The average pay for a Senior Animator is $82,858 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$53,592 - $113,647
MEDIAN: $82,857

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$54,174 - $118,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Senior Animator

  • Troubleshoot and problem solve during release cycle.
  • Work with other teams to ensure animation fits with product and look and feel are consistent.
  • Communicate status and adjust tasks to meet team and organization goals.
  • Create animation for characters, props, vehicles, and backgrounds.
  • Create reusable animation assets for long-term development.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

National Average

3D Animation
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Autodesk Maya
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Adobe After Effects
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Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%