ANIMATOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Richardson, TX
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does an animator make?
The national average salary for an Animator in the U.S. is $80,208 annually or $38.56 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $172,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $37,000 per year. Most Animator jobs are in Media companies and Professional companies. North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, and Minnesota are some of the states with the best Animator salaries in the US. The typical employment in the position spans 2.0 years.
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3D Artist
$77,291

Average Animator Salary By Company

Animators report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Animators are in Media companies and Professional companies. Microsoft and Wild Brain are the highest paying companies. Companies like DreamWorks Animation and Blind Squirrel also pay high salaries to their Animators.

Average Animator Salary By Location

Animators in the United States of America make on average $80,208 a year or $38.56 per hour. Richardson, TX reports the highest Animator salaries at $152,157 per year. The average entry-level salary in Richardson, TX is $90,000. North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, and Minnesota are the highest paying states. New York, New Jersey, Oregon, California, and Florida are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Richardson, TX
$152,157
2
Alpharetta, GA
$149,678
3
Charlotte, NC
$144,476
4
Chicago, IL
$140,036
5
Reno, NV
$135,663

Average Animator Salary By Industry

The type of industry that an Animator works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Retail companies, and Media companies pay higher-than-average wages for Animators. Health Care companies pay their Animators the highest wages, averaging $100,828 per year. Retail companies and Media companies pay well too, at $82,111 and $79,417, respectively. The average salary for Animators in the Internet industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $77,619.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Health Care
$100,828
2
Retail
$82,111
3
Media
$79,417
4
Hospitality
$78,286
5
Internet
$77,619

RECENTLY ADDED Animator SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Mayo Clinic
Animator
09/28/2019
$126,264
Aden Staff
Animator
09/25/2019
$77,866
Randstad
Animator
08/29/2019
$62,610
Robert Half
Animator
08/28/2019
$69,393
Mayo Clinic
Animator
08/21/2019
$126,264
Randstad
Animator
07/27/2019
$62,610
Rightstone
Animator
06/29/2019
$148,177
Primal Screen, Inc.
Animator
03/25/2019
$47,700
Genius Orbit, Inc.
Animator
03/25/2019
$49,712
Rockstar San Diego, Inc.
Senior Animator
03/19/2019
$92,000
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