Salary for Multimedia Artists and Animators

Also known as:  3D Animator, Animator, Multimedia Artist, Special Effects Artist helps arts and communications professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Multimedia artists and animators create animated sequences for video games, television, film, and computers. They use technology ranging from pen and ink drawing to complex computer modeling programs in their work, and may script, draw and narrate animated sequences under pressure. Their work may also be used in printed materials, slide shows, and multimedia or production campaigns. Professionals in this field generally have at least some college training.

A Multimedia Artist or Animator will normally receive average salaries somewhere between 48000 and 72000 based on education and experience. Multimedia Artists and Animators can receive salaries of Sixty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Multimedia Artists and Animators are paid at the highest level in California, where they can earn average job salaries of near $76010. These professionals can receive the best compensation in Retail Trade, which has normal pay levels of $67940.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.83 percent nationwide in that time.
Multimedia Artists and Animators tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $67,940
Retail Trade $63,260
Finance and Insurance $62,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $61,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $59,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,100
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $46,580
Public Administration $51,220
Health Care and Social Assistance $54,500
Educational Services $55,470
Wholesale Trade $55,950
Manufacturing $56,080