ANIMATION ARTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$166,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Minneapolis, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does an animation artist make?
As an Animation Artist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $77,900 per year or $37.45 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $166,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000. North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Minnesota, and Maine are some of the states with the best Animation Artist salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Animation Artist is 2.7 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
3D Artist
$77,291
Animator
$80,208
Artist
$61,900

Average Animation Artist Salary By Company

There is good job security in Animation Artist positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Companies like Microsoft or DreamWorks Animation will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Technicolor or Ascent Media Group Inc., they also offer very competitive salaries to their Animation Artists.

Average Animation Artist Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Animation Artist in the United States is $77,900 per year or $37.45 per hour. Minneapolis, MN reports the highest annual salary for Animation Artists at 165,385. Even an entry-level Animation Artist makes $103,000 per year in Minneapolis, MN. The top 5 states with the highest reported Animation Artist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Minnesota, and Maine. On the other hand, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Florida, and California report the lowest wages for Animation Artists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Minneapolis, MN
$165,385
2
Fayetteville, AR
$150,593
3
Albany, NY
$147,539
4
Duluth, GA
$144,083
5
Dallas, TX
$143,776

RECENTLY ADDED Animation Artist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Tubescience USA, Inc.
Animator and GFX Artist
03/20/2019
$60,000
Xpress Video Production
Animation Artist
03/19/2019
$48,000
Laundry Design LLC
2D/3D Computer Animation Artist
03/13/2019
$49,045