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Average Graphic Artist / Animator Salary

$51,257
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$750
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The average salary for a Graphic Artist / Animator is $51,257.
10%
$36k
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$51k
90%
$88k
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What Do Graphic Artist / Animators Do?

Graphic Artist / Animator Tasks
  • Design graphics and animation for specific projects, from brainstorming to final delivery.
  • Use software and animation techniques to create compelling image sequences.
  • Participate in client and pitch meetings to develop, conduct market research, and finalize specifications.

Job Satisfaction for Graphic Artist / Animator

3.9 out of 5
(16)
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What Are Popular Skills for Graphic Artist / Animators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist / Animators?

An entry-level Graphic Artist / Animator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,796 based on 13 salaries. An early career Graphic Artist / Animator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,088 based on 44 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Artist / Animator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,981 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Graphic Artist / Animator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,506 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,000.
Employees with Graphic Artist / Animator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 8.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (8.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (14.2% less), San Diego, California (12.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 102 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.7%
Early Career
43.1%
Mid Career
26.5%
Experienced
10.8%
Late Career
6.9%

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