Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Animator is $53,614
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 $49,266 based on 82 salaries. An early career Animator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,231 based on 293 salaries. A mid-career Animator …Read more
What Do Animators Do?
Animators work by creating cartoons, usually through hand drawings, motion capture animation, or with computers. In the modern era, most animators use a range of computer programs, though sufficient knowledge of basic animation is still absolutely necessary.
Animation is used for games, films, television shows, and commercials. Animators are often expected to create both 2D and 3D animations using storyboarding, and it's important to be familiar with a variety of animation programs and …Read more
- 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.