Character Animator

Character Animator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
ZeniMax Media
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a character animator make?
Character Animators in America make an average salary of $80,529 per year or $38.72 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 135,000. The top 10 percent earn over $172,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $37,000 annually. District of Columbia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, and Vermont have the highest paying Character Animator jobs. The typical tenure for a Character Animator is 2.0 years.
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Average Character Animator Salary By Company

If you are a Character Animator, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. ZeniMax Media and The Walt Disney Company are the best paying companies for Character Animators. Companies like Harmonix Music Systems and Sony Corporation of America also pay high salaries to their Character Animators.

Average Character Animator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Character Animator in the USA is $80,529 annually or $38.72 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Character Animator salaries at $117,206 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Character Animators is $68,000. District of Columbia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, and Vermont are the top 5 highest earning states for Character Animators. Pennsylvania, Arizona, Delaware, Oregon, and Florida are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$117,206
2
Bellevue, WA
$110,206
3
Austin, TX
$101,382
4
Cambridge, MA
$94,891
5
New York, NY
$93,134