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Cartoonist & Animator Salary

$49,434 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$1,315

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 07, 2019

The average pay for a Cartoonist & Animator is $49,434 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cartoonist & Animator is between $36,460 and $60,248. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cartoonist & Animator. 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.
Cartoonist & Animator Job Prevalence in the United States

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

Job family population: 11,620

Estimated population of Cartoonist & Animator jobs: 623

Rate of error: 5.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$57,307
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Cartoonist & Animator Job Listings for United States

REACH Honorship - AnimationHanna-Barbera - Summer 2020
Dec 6
Burbank, California, USA
Warner Bros Entertainment Inc
HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon ... Since 2006, Warner Bros. has awarded the Animation/Hanna-Barbera Honorship, an internship ...

The average pay for a Cartoonist & Animator is $49,434 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cartoonist & Animator is between $36,460 and $60,248. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cartoonist & Animator. 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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REACH Honorship - AnimationHanna-Barbera - Summer 2020
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HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon ... Since 2006, Warner Bros. has awarded the Animation/Hanna-Barbera Honorship, an internship ...
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