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A Mid-Career Animator, 3D earns an average salary of C$55,099 per year. A skill in Autodesk 3ds Max is associated with high pay for this job.

C$41,672 - C$82,760
MEDIAN: C$57,259
Salary C$41,672 - C$82,760
Bonus C$2,500
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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).
C$42,960 - C$85,709
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

Job Description for Animator, 3D

A 3D animator uses computer software to create vivid, engaging video animations that can be used for web design applications, computer games, commercials, and full-length movies and television programs. 3D animators typically work with developers, designers, and directors, making initial sketches and helping create quickly sketched stills of the work to be done (called storyboards). Working in close consultation with these supervisory developers or designers, the animator then uses professional drawing and animation programs to model characters, backgrounds, and movements on screen. The animator develops a shading strategy and works to create movement of the elements on screen to make them match the designer's intent and in a way that is consistent with the storyboards created earlier in the process.


Animator, 3D Tasks

  • 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.
  • Collaborate with multiple departments and customers.
  • Develop multi-media presentations to illustrate a wide array of material.

Animator, 3D Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$56,861

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Animator, 3D


12 %
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Animator, 3D Salaries

National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


12 %
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 32%