The average pay for a Senior Animator is $81,307 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$50,657 - $111,970
MEDIAN: $81,307

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
$50,657 - $111,970  
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).
$52,572 - $123,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Senior Animator

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

Senior Animator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Related Job Salaries

Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Senior Animator Salaries

up arrow 29%

National Average

up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Senior Animator Salaries

National Average

Autodesk Maya
up arrow 5%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 12%

3D Animation
up arrow 12%

Graphic Design
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 3%