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  • Environment 3D Artist - Remote

    The Supersocial team combines deep Roblox expertise with AAA experience and creative storytellers who, together, design cutting edge experiences that feels authentic to metaverse communities. Supersocial was founded by Yonatan Raz-Fridman Yon" (CEO), Pedro Romi (CFO), Luiza Justus (Creative Director) and Tatiana Wlasek (VP Marketing & Partnerships), together bringing demonstrable track record in building and scaling consumer tech companies and brands. Founded in 2020, Supersocial operates a cutting-edge studio and a next-generation agency, developing, producing and publishing world-class games, experiences and brand worlds on Roblox, Web3 and other emerging platforms. Our CEO Yon is recognized as a trailblazer and thought leader in the metaverse space both for his work with Supersocial and his podcast Into The Metaverse.
    $59k-94k yearly est.11d ago
  • 2D Animator - Freelance

    Twine is used by Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups for their most important projects. About The Job Twine Freelancers work quickly and efficiently to produce high-quality results. We are looking for a Full-time 2D Animator to join a private research university. Twine is a rapidly growing fully remote network that empowers freelancers. Twine is an exclusive network of the world's top freelancers.
    $44k-76k yearly est.1d ago
  • Animal at Homebase

    Job DescriptionHomebase123 in San Francisco, CA is looking for one animal to join our 22 person strong team. About SomeCoolCompany: Test By applying to this job, you agree to receive periodic text messages from this employer and Homebase about your pending job application. We are located on Homebase Location Address Dsfds.
    $12 hourly11d ago
  • Do You Love Animals and Are Awesome? We're Hiring!

    Whether you are looking for an active, independent job with a flexible schedule or a supplemental income opportunity; being a caregiver can provide you with the flexibility, income, and support you need while you pursue your personal, professional, and educational goals! Founded in 1999, cares for more than 1,000 pets in Northern Virginia. We provide midday dog walking and pet sit visits throughout Alexandria, VA and we proudly employ a diverse team of fun-loving, dedicated, animal care professionals. See what our employees have said about working at on (
    $70k-110k yearly est.22d ago
  • Animator

    Minimum Qualifications * Proven capacity to multitask and handle both large-scope projects and execute on granular work simultaneously. Experience creating industry leading, key-frame animation for vfx, film, games or real-time applications Preferred Qualifications * Proficiency in Motion Capture Animation in MotionBuilder.
    $128k-170k yearly est.26d ago
  • Senior Animator - Remote or On Site

    Job DescriptionSalary: $120,000 - $135,000 Studio Wildcard - Redmond, WA or Remote Open role: Senior Animator We're Studio Wildcard, developers of the smash indie hit ARK: Survival Evolved -- one of the most popular and original video games in recent years. And now we're searching for an exceptionally talented and passionate Senior Animator who can create high-impact work for the expanding ARK franchise. With countless years of combined industry experience across multiple independent and studio-backed titles, Wildcard's core team continues to grow, with offices in Redmond, WA and Gainesville, FL including distributed team members across multiple continents.
    $120k-135k yearly29d ago
  • Ecosystem Solution 3D Content Artist - Contractor

    Support Magic Leap at trade shows and conferences Through this feedback the Ecosystem Solution 3D Content Artist can influence the feature roadmaps for the Magic Leap platform and partner solutions. This content will showcase the value of the associated solution and demonstrate the advantages of Magic Leap's AR computing devices running said solution. As a Solution 3D Content Artist in the Ecosystem prototyping group, you will create content for enterprise solutions that run on Magic Leap 2. Understand the Magic Leap software development platform, including being able to reproduce platform issues and help solve them together with internal support teams.
    $75k-126k yearly est.4d ago
  • Animator

    We are looking for an Animator to create Player and Creature gameplay animation for ArenaNet's products.
    $75k-110k yearly20d ago
  • Remote Animator - Motion Graphics Artist - Canada

    Brafton's core business is heavily remote focused - and was so well before the COVID-19 pandemic, as such the business is extremely agile and well adapted to such working practices.
    $68k-108k yearly est.36m ago
  • Lead Hard Surface Artist

    At Crytek, we offer you the option to either work from home or in our studio. You have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish: As Lead Hard Surface Artist, you will work closely with the Art Director and help create and maintain assets to the standards set for the Hunt brand. Crytek is looking for a Lead Hard Surface Artist to work on Hunt: Showdown.
    $75k-113k yearly est.20d ago
  • Senior Animator (Onsite/Remote)

    Our client, a video game development company is looking for a Senior Animator to join their team full-time. The Senior Animator should demonstrate both artistic and technical skills in using strong animation principles, body mechanics, Maya, and motion-capture editing techniques to create next level animations. This position is based in Plano, TX while work-from-home options are also available.
    $44k-71k yearly est.6d ago
  • lead environment artist

    location: Roswell, Georgia + roswell , georgia (remote) Our client is looking for an experienced Lead Environment Artist to join their team, helping to develop visually compelling worlds that their players will love to explore and play within. + Shipped at least one title as a Lead Environment Artist. Lead Environment Artist needed for full time Remote opportunity with Randstad Technologies client in Atlanta Qualifications: + Lead Environment Artist with 8+ years experience in the games industry.
    $33k-62k yearly est.27d ago
  • Lead Artist

    We are looking for an experienced Lead Artist to join our team to be part of creating and launching a new mobile app for iOS and Android platforms in a new niche for people from the Tier-1 region.
    $66k-104k yearly est.20d ago
  • Lead VFX Artist

    As a Lead VFX Artist working within the Art Department, you will be working alongside an enthusiastic team of developers helping to drive and deliver the next generation of AAA games created at TT. TT Games was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2007 and went on to develop the hit LEGO games franchise.
    $81k-132k yearly est.Easy Apply1d ago
  • Lead Environment Artist

    Treehouse is making cooperative experiences that are all about quality time spent with friends. We're searching for a highly talented and experienced Lead Environment Artist to establish the bar for environment art in our game. Treehouse Games is looking for amazing people who are excited to create games that are the best way for friends to spend time together. As Lead Environment Artist, you will work closely with the Art Director to define quality and construct 3D environments that deliver consistent, high-quality environmental assets and worlds. A remote-first studio, Treehouse is venture-backed and built by industry veterans - half of the team comes from gaming powerhouses including Microsoft, Riot Games and EA, and half comes from successful indie startups.
    $110k yearly23d ago
  • Freelance Motion Graphics Artist

    Job DescriptionSalary: Bonfire Labs is a creative studio born and bred in San Francisco.
    $75k-128k yearly est.21d ago
  • Senior 3D Scan Artist (Contract)

    Today, we're recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more. If you are an artist looking to join a talented team in a role that will allow you to learn and grow at this exciting convergence of artistry and technical skill, please keep reading. Senior 3D Scan Artist (Contract) The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play - it's also the Best Place to Work. Sony PlayStation Studios Visual Arts Services Group provides world-class content and development support for our game development partners.
    $76k-115k yearly est.33m ago
  • Lead VFX Artist

    Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Lead VFX Artist to join our clients remote-first studio in the US.
    $140k-160k yearly18d ago
  • 3D Artist

    * This role is eligible to enroll in both Mondo's health insurance plan and retirement plan. Job DescriptionApply now: 3D Artist, this is a 100% remote opportunity. Job Title: 3D Artist Location-Type: 100% Remote Start Date Is: ASAP Duration: Contract Compensation Range: $30-36 Per Hour W2 * The estimate above represents the candidate's typical compensation range at the time of hire.
    $30-36 hourly27d ago
  • Lead VFX Artist (Unannounced Project)

    WHO WE ARE We're ArenaNet. We make the games we want to play and infuse them with innovation, hand-crafted detail, and creative passion. As developer and publisher of the award-winning Guild Wars game series, we're proud to share our passion for the online worlds we've created with over 11 million players worldwide. We are seeking an exceptionally talented Visual Effects Artist with extensive experience working with artists, designers, and technical artists to establish clear objectives for the Visual Effects team. As an inspirational leader, you will bring together a top-notch team, foster an encouraging and rewarding atmosphere, and mentor the Visual Effects team to reach the highest level of success in the industry. WHAT YOU'LL DO * Be the voice for the VFX Art team to the art team leadership, and the broader project team. * Collaborate with the Art Directors and other Art Leads to shape and uphold direction and vision for VFX, communicate it to the team, and set the tone for VFX art with fresh ideas and technically solid execution. * Mentor, motivate, collaborate with, and guide FX Artists; amplify their strengths, review their work on technical and aesthetic bases, and stay aware of their workloads, including support of the team's work/life balance. * Provide guidance in FX Art processes and instruct the team regarding new processes and software to match project needs. * Be a driving force in creating a welcoming and respectful atmosphere for collaboration, communication, and creativity, with an emphasis on the values of diversity and inclusion. * Assist in running the day-to-day workflow and create and maintain process documentation for VFX art-related processes. * Establish clear and consistent schedules identify potential problems in the art pipeline and work with the other project leads to prevent them. * Interview, hire, and train new team members in collaboration with the Art manager and the Recruitment team. * Lead the team in shaping ideas, consistent vision, and production-ready concept art WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL * Extensive experience creating high quality real-time particle systems and geometry-based visual effects, preferably in Niagara. * A strong understanding of Niagara and it's features. * A deep understanding of traditional art principles including shape language, color theory, and visual storytelling, as well as an eye for timing. * In-depth knowledge of technology, terminology, and techniques of game art development, including an awareness of design and programming considerations * Positively influences team morale and empowers team members, able to clearly communicate expectations and rally team around an objective. * The ability to lead with empathy, strong ethics, flexibility, confidence, self-awareness, and the ability to see all sides of complex situations. * Able to communicate artistic issues to non-artists, strong presentation skills. We are open to remote work in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, NC, NV, NY OR, TX, UT and WA or onsite/hybrid/flex at our office in Bellevue, WA. Total compensation is salary plus an annual bonus potential. Please note that the listed pay range is a general guideline only. We take into consideration the geography in which you live and your experience and qualifications when determining final salary. This role is also eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, 401(k), flexible and dependent care spending accounts, PTO, paid holidays and parental leave.
    $75k-129k yearly est.51d ago

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Average Salary For an Animator

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for an Animator is $76,853 per year or $37 per hour. The highest paying Animator jobs have a salary over $112,000 per year while the lowest paying Animator jobs pay $52,000 per year

Updated June 7, 2023
Average Animator Salary
$88,621 yearly
$37 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For an Animator

Graphic Designer

Graphic designers are visual communicators who create graphic ideas to deliver a message through art and images which inspire, inform, and motivate consumers with the use of computer software, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign or by hand. They have the ability to design stunning illustrations that are easily understood, even without a lot of thinking or based on the demand of their clients. It is very crucial to them as well to be flexible and to stay on top of the design trends. They create websites, posters, packaging, logos, advertising, and marketing materials, depending on the nature of the business.


An Artist specializes in creating various artworks or prose; the audience can vary from individuals or the general public. An artist's responsibility depends on the industry, company, or position where they are assigned. However, most of the time, Artists are expected to work under specific guidelines, deliver materials in a required format within an allotted time and perform revisions according to what is preferred by an editor or client. Furthermore, independent artists may work freelance and receive commissions for their craft.

Freelance Designer

Freelance designers are creative, independent contractors who create visual and graphic designs for their clients. They develop text and illustrated versions of brands, messages, and communications with strong visible influence with their clients. Typical activities include networking, seeking projects, and negotiating prices to their customers. They manage client proposals, develop concepts, present solutions, and ensure the timely completion of projects. Freelance visual and graphic designers are creative, self-motivated as well as result and deadline oriented.

3D Animator

A 3D animator specializes in designing and developing 3D animation materials, adhering to the program or project's needs. They typically work together with a team of animators and producers in studios or offices. Most of the time, their responsibilities involve performing extensive research, creating drafts and storyboards, consulting with team members and editors, and performing revisions as needed. Furthermore, as a 3D animator, it is essential to maintain an active communication line with staff for a smooth and efficient workflow.


Instructors are responsible for imparting knowledge to students. They are well-versed in different topics related to their area of teaching. They prepare lessons, create presentation materials and other collaterals, and present these to the students. They manage the classroom and ensure that students are attentive. Instructors are also responsible for creating ways to check the students' knowledge retention through schoolwork and examinations. They also evaluate their teaching style as well to further improve their skills for the next batch of students. Instructors should be patient, creative, and well-versed in classroom management.

Illustrated Career Paths For an Animator

Animator Jobs FAQs

How Do Animators Use Math In Their Careers?

Animators use math in their careers in a variety of ways because they deal with objects that move and change; geometry, linear algebra, and other mathematical disciplines are often employed.

How To Get A Job As An Animator

There are several things you can do, including establishing yourself on social media, creating a settler work portfolio, getting a variety of work experience, social networking, and studio outreach in order to get a job as an animator.

How To Get A Job In Animation

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Take animation courses or obtain an animation degree

Research different colleges and animation programs to find one that fits the particular animation career track you want.

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