Animator, 3D Salary
|Salary||$34,902 - $91,188|
|Bonus||$1,030 - $11,745|
|Total Pay (|
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).)
|$32,536 - $90,927|
|Hourly Rate||$14.37 - $40.18|
|Overtime||$21.82 - $61.28|
|Bonus||$1,030 - $11,745|
|Total Pay (||$32,536 - $90,927|
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.Read More...
In an animation or video design studio, 3D animators traditionally work as members of an animation team. Animators must be able to collaborate and work well with one another to create a cohesive piece of animation that fits the overall project. Animators typically have deadlines for their work and are expected to work efficiently and promptly report difficulties that might extend deadlines.
The educational requirements to work as a 3D animator are typically flexible. Many employers require a portfolio of work and a resume with extensive practical experience in the field. Individuals interested in this line of work can take vocational, technical, and university classwork in this area. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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Pay by Experience for an Animator, 3D has a positive trend. An entry-level Animator, 3D with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 154 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Animator, 3D with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Animator, 3D which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 39 salaries. An Animator, 3D with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 6 salaries.
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