Average Animator Salary in Canada

C$51,480
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C$1,500
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The average salary for an Animator in Canada is C$51,480.
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CA$38k
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CA$51k
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CA$79k
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What Do Animators Do?

Animator Tasks
  • Design videos for in-person and web audiences.
  • Collaborate with teams to understand specifications and create continuity across offerings.
  • Use a variety of software to refine, improve, and update videos and create stills for other uses.

Job Satisfaction for Animator

4 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Animators?

Skills in 3D Animation and Flash Animation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe After Effects, 2D Animation and Autodesk Maya.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Animators?

An entry-level Animator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$44,060 based on 10 salaries. An early career Animator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,166 based on 117 salaries. A mid-career Animator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,984 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Animator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,000 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$0.
Employees with Animator in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 4.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kelowna, British Columbia (20.8% less), Ottawa, Ontario (12.6% less) and Québec City, Québec (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 210 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.8%
Early Career
55.7%
Mid Career
27.1%
Experienced
11.0%
Late Career
1.4%

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