$50,209
Avg. Salary
$21.73
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Animator is $21.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Graphic Artist / Animator is $50,209 per year.

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$9.84
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$51.06
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MEDIAN $21.73
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MEDIAN $50,209
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$0$97K
Salary $34,606 - $84,601
Bonus $75.50 - $7,000
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).
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$30,458 - $97,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 133
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $9.84 - $51.06
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $21.14 - $63.62
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $75.50 - $7,000
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).
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$30,458 - $97,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

Job Description for Graphic Artist / Animator

Graphic artists/animators should have at least a bachelor’s degree in digital media or graphic design, and they are commonly tasked with working with a variety of programs such as Element 3D, Optical Flares, Trapcode Suite, and the Adobe Creative Suite.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Graphic Artist / Animator


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Popular Skills for Graphic Artist / Animator


Graphic Artists & Animators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is above average. 3D Animation and Adobe Illustrator as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people experienced in Adobe After Effects also know Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Artist / Animator

Pay by Experience for a Graphic Artist / Animator has a positive trend. An entry-level Graphic Artist / Animator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Graphic Artist / Animator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Graphic Artist / Animator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 21 salaries. A Graphic Artist / Animator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,866

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Graphic Artists & Animators, 20 percent higher than the national average. Graphic Artists & Animators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent) and Boston (+3 percent).

Graphic Artist / Animator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Graphic Artist / Animator?

Graphic Artist / Animator in San Diego:
"Starting to work in California."
Pros: All hours and flexible, and tend be geared more toward morning hours.
Cons: Not enough employment opportunities for artists in more permenant, secure settings.

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Key Stats for Graphic Artist / Animator

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

▲30%

▲21%

Late-Career
▲20%

National Average
$50,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Graphic Artist / Animator Salaries

Autodesk 3ds Max
▲7%


Cinema 4D
▲2%

Adobe After Effects
▲1%

National Average
$50,000



3D Animation
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 20%