Average 3D Artist Salary

$54,145
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,991
Bonus
$2,025
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The average salary for a 3D Artist is $54,145.
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$36k
MEDIAN
$54k
90%
$84k
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$36k - $84k
Bonus
$490 - $8k
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$988 - $10k
Total Pay
$33k - $87k
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Job Satisfaction for 3D Artist

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The top respondents for the job title 3D Artist are from the companies Wayfair LLC, The Moving Picture Company and The Walt Disney Company. Reported salaries are highest at The Walt Disney Company where the average pay is $78,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Blizzard Entertainment and Camber Corporation, earning around $68,000 and $52,482, respectively. The Moving Picture Company pays the lowest at around $33,000. Wayfair LLC and Vencore, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,962 and $48,951, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for 3D Artists?

Skills in 3D Rendering and Autodesk Maya are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 3D Animation, Autodesk 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for 3D Artists?

An entry-level 3D Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,545 based on 69 salaries. An early career 3D Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,582 based on 511 salaries. A mid-career 3D Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,951 based on 272 salaries. An experienced 3D Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,551 based on 219 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,094.
Employees with 3D Artist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (28.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (24.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.3% less) and Orlando, Florida (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,117 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
19.6%
Late Career
4.1%

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