Average Animator Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for an Animator in United Kingdom is £24,880.
MEDIAN £24,880
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£18k - £42k
£145 - £13k
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£0 - £2k
Total Pay
£18k - £51k

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Job Description for Animator

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.

Career Paths

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Animator, 3D
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Animator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Animator

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 £20,347 based on 38 salaries. An early career Animator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,280 based on 101 salaries. A mid-career Animator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £29,297 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Animator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,983 based on 16 salaries.
Employees with Animator in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 6.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff (28.9% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (7.6% less).

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