The average salary for a Technical Artist is $64,477.
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Job Description for Technical Artist
Most technical artists work in the video game industry and are tasked with serving as liaisons between computer programmers (or software engineers) and artists working on video games. Technical artists work to combine artistic vision with technology and are responsible for maintaining workflow and following up on project deadlines, and they may also decide which tools, art packages, software, and applications will be used in their studios. Technical artists should be able to work with minimal o…Read more
Technical Artist Tasks
- Oversee user experience implementation from conception to post-launch, managing communication between artists and engineers.
- Instruct artists and engineers on best practices, providing feedback on designs, prototypes, and testing performance.
- Work with engineers to develop and test features and codes, troubleshooting and debugging technical issues.
- Manage art pipelines and work with artists to design and develop tools.
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Popular Skills for Technical Artist
Autodesk 3ds Max
C# Programming Language
Skills in Autodesk Maya and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, C# Programming Language and Autodesk 3ds Max.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Artist
An entry-level Technical Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,024 based on 12 salaries. An early career Technical Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,809 based on 79 salaries. A mid-career Technical Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,097 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Technical Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,497 based on 24 salaries.
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Employees with Technical Artist in their job title in Bellevue, Washington earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.8% more) and San Francisco, California (16.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (22.1% less) and Reno, Nevada (1.6% less).
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