The average salary for an Animator, 2D in Canada is C$43,569.
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Job Description for Animator, 2D
2D animators utilize a blend of personal creativity and task-specific computer programs to produce visual images which convey the appearance of moving; this differs from 3D animation, which adds depth to the mix. Simply put, 2D animators produce cartoons and similar animations which have a “flat” look to them, such as TV shows and movies like The Simpsons, The Flintstones, anime, and others. To create two-dimensional images, a series of detailed but similar images must be produced, which when a…Read more
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Popular Skills for Animator, 2D
Adobe After Effects
Skills in 2D Animation, Adobe After Effects and Flash Animation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop.
Pay by Experience Level for Animator, 2D
An entry-level Animator, 2D with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$37,000 based on 9 salaries. An early career Animator, 2D with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$40,711 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Animator, 2D with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,781 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Animator, 2D with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,643 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Animator, 2D in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 35.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (5.5% more) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (26.6% less).
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