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How Much Does a Motion Graphics Designer Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$59,000
$41,000
$59,000
$84,000
The average motion graphics designer makes about $59,041 per year. That's $28.39 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $41,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $84,000. Many of motion graphics designers seem to be drawn to media and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case motion graphics designers tend to work at technology, professional, and hospitality companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, Oregon and Nevada pay motion graphics designers the highest salaries.
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Where Motion Graphics Designers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where motion graphics designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Motion Graphics Designers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a motion graphics designer is roughly $59,041 per year, which boils down to $28.39 per hour. Interestingly enough, motion graphics designers have the highest salaries in Seattle, WA at about $72,859 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Seattle, WA is $40,000. Additionally, motion graphics designers make more than the average salary in San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Denver, CO, Austin, TX, and New York, NY. On a more broad level, motion graphics designer salaries are highest in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Colorado, Texas, and Maryland. On the contrary, Kentucky, South Carolina, and South Dakota offer the lowest motion graphics designer salaries.
City
Average Salary

Seattle, WA

Salary Range53k - 99k$73k$72,859

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range52k - 98k$72k$71,733

Portland, OR

Salary Range48k - 89k$66k$65,681

Denver, CO

Salary Range48k - 84k$64k$63,784

Austin, TX

Salary Range46k - 84k$63k$62,633

New York, NY

Salary Range45k - 80k$61k$60,640

Washington, DC

Salary Range44k - 78k$59k$59,224

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range42k - 75k$56k$56,472

Arlington, VA

Salary Range41k - 73k$55k$55,219

Scottsdale, AZ

Salary Range39k - 72k$53k$53,427
$29k
$99k

High Paying Motion Graphics Designer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Motion Graphics Designers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a motion graphics designer, being employed by a company such as Boston Consulting Group or Juniper Networks would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Universal Parks & Resorts and FCB also report highly competitive salaries for motion graphics designers.
Company
Average Salary
Boston Consulting Group
Salary Range98k - 123k$110k$110,440
Juniper Networks
Salary Range69k - 94k$81k$81,103
Universal Parks & Resorts
Salary Range69k - 90k$79k$79,404
FCB
Salary Range65k - 96k$79k$79,250
LinkedIn
Salary Range64k - 90k$77k$76,544
WarnerMedia
Salary Range69k - 84k$76k$76,422
Microsoft
Salary Range63k - 86k$74k$74,312
Gensler
Salary Range63k - 83k$73k$72,956
Atlassian
Salary Range59k - 78k$68k$68,448
Technicolor
Salary Range53k - 76k$64k$64,222
$47k
$123k

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    How Much Do Motion Graphics Designers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a motion graphics designer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for motion graphics designers tend to be found in technology, professional, and hospitality companies. In fact, motion graphics designers can make a yearly salary of $62,856 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range52k - 75k$63k$62,856

    Professional

    Salary Range48k - 74k$60k$60,083

    Hospitality

    Salary Range49k - 70k$59k$58,961

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range49k - 67k$58k$57,582

    Media

    Salary Range45k - 68k$56k$56,093
    $45k
    $75k

    How Experience Affects Motion Graphics Designer Salaries

    The salary for a motion graphics designer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Motion Graphics Designer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Motion Designer
    Motion Designer
    Mountain View, CA
    Mountain View, CA
    11/19/2020
    11/19/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/19/2020
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $82,624
    $82,624
    10/28/2020
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Irvine, CA
    Irvine, CA
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $79,306
    $79,306
    10/13/2020
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Yardley, PA
    Yardley, PA
    09/12/2020
    09/12/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    09/12/2020
    Junior Motion Graphics Designer
    Junior Motion Graphics Designer
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    08/26/2020
    08/26/2020
    $53,000
    $53,000
    08/26/2020
    KX Motion Design Comms Spec
    KX Motion Design Comms Spec
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    08/22/2020
    08/22/2020
    $42,137
    $42,137
    08/22/2020
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Yardley, PA
    Yardley, PA
    08/14/2020
    08/14/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    08/14/2020
    Motion Designer
    Motion Designer
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    07/24/2020
    07/24/2020
    $83,480
    $83,480
    07/24/2020
    Motion Graphics & Multimedia Designer
    Motion Graphics & Multimedia Designer
    Camden, NJ
    Camden, NJ
    06/25/2020
    06/25/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    06/25/2020
    Petrol Advertising
    Petrol Advertising
    Motion Designer
    Motion Designer
    Motion Designer
    Burbank, CA
    Burbank, CA
    04/22/2020
    04/22/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    04/22/2020