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Animation Artist Salary

$49,454 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$1,315

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for an Animation Artist is $49,454 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Animation Artist is between $36,475 and $60,273. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Animation Artist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Draws cartoons for publications to amuse readers and interpret or illustrate news highlights, advertising, stories, or articles: develops personal ideas or reads written material to develop ideas from context.
  • Discusses ideas with editor or publisher's representative or sketches cartoon drawing and submits drawing for approval.
  • Makes changes and corrections as necessary and finishes drawing.
  • May develop and draw comic strips.
  • May be designated according to type of cartoons drawn as editorial cartoonist; sports cartoonist.
Animation Artist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Job family population: 11,620

Estimated population of Animation Artist jobs: 623

Rate of error: 5.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$57,331
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Animation Artist Job Listings for United States

Professor of Animation: 3D
Dec 5
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Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD seeks a Professor of Animation with a specialty in 3D animation for its Savannah location to help mold the next generation of cinematic animation artists. In this position, you will teach a full ...
Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay - Shared Game Engine
Dec 10
Irvine, California, USA
Blizzard Entertainment
Experience collaborating with content creators (designers, animators, artists) * Experience in the design and implementation of various game systems, including game object management, navigation ...
Design Manager
Dec 6
Madison, United States
Activision
We are Animators, Artists, Designers, Engineers, QA Testers, and much more, but above all else we are a team who believes in ourselves, our peers, our studio, and our games. If you want to be part of ...
Broadcast Graphic Artist II
Nov 22
Laurel, United States
Yorktel
Apply story development, directing, cinematography, and editing to animation to create storyboards that show the flow of the animation and map-out key scenes and characters; * Script, plan, and ...
MOTION GRAPHICS ARTIST
Dec 6
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Soapbox Films
The ideal candidate will have the perfect blend of 2D/3D design and animation chops paired with a ... Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics or related field is preferred. * Pluses * Mocha ...

The average pay for an Animation Artist is $49,454 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Animation Artist is between $36,475 and $60,273. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Animation Artist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Professor of Animation: 3D
Dec 5
us
Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD seeks a Professor of Animation with a specialty in 3D animation for its Savannah location to help mold the next generation of cinematic animation artists. In this position, you will teach a full ...
Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay - Shared Game Engine
Dec 10
Irvine, California, USA
Blizzard Entertainment
Experience collaborating with content creators (designers, animators, artists) * Experience in the design and implementation of various game systems, including game object management, navigation ...
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