Special Effects Artist Salary

The average rate for a Special Effects Artist is $17.15 per hour. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,489 - $76,350
$23K
$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,359
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$10.44 - $34.74
$10
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,489 - $76,350  
   
Bonus
$102.41 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,122  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$22,876 - $77,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $34.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.98  
Overtime
$14.79 - $51.44  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.41 - $7,500  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,122  
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).
)
$22,876 - $77,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 603
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Key Stats for Special Effects Artist

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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