Average VFX Artist Salary

$51,132
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The average salary for a VFX Artist is $51,132.
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$26k
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$51k
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$194k
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MEDIAN $51,132
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United States (change)
Salary
$26k - $194k
Total Pay
$37k - $104k

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Popular Skills for VFX Artist

Skills in Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk 3ds Max are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SideFX Houdini and Adobe After Effects.

Pay by Experience Level for VFX Artist

An early career VFX Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,370 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career VFX Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,264 based on 11 salaries. An experienced VFX Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,264 based on 11 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 45 survey responses.
Early Career
51.1%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
24.4%

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