Updated August 22, 2022

Average Storyboard Artist Salary

$90,053yearly

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$43.29 hourly

Entry level Salary
$56,000 yearly
$56,000
10 %
$90,053
Median
$144,000
90 %

How much does a Storyboard Artist make?

Storyboard artists make $90,053 per year on average, or $43.29 per hour, in the United States. Storyboard artists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $56,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $144,000.

Location impacts how much a storyboard artist can expect to make. Storyboard artists make the most in Nevada, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Delaware.

Highest Paying States For Storyboard Artists

The darker areas on the map show where storyboard artists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Salary:

Storyboard Artist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New Hampshire$131,464$63.2043
2Rhode Island$132,304$63.6125
3Connecticut$130,570$62.7777
4Washington$113,801$54.71190
5District of Columbia$117,831$56.6544
6California$105,834$50.88927
7Nevada$142,287$68.4124
8New York$96,029$46.17396
9Maryland$103,801$49.90103
10Delaware$122,951$59.1116
11Idaho$96,777$46.5323
12Oregon$90,001$43.2797
13Maine$95,357$45.8417
14Michigan$83,404$40.10107
15Pennsylvania$88,525$42.56145
16Iowa$79,635$38.2956
17Illinois$85,758$41.23158
18Virginia$82,258$39.55161
19New Mexico$85,206$40.9623
20Utah$74,837$35.9872
21North Carolina$78,961$37.96130
22Vermont$80,933$38.9110
23Arizona$76,472$36.7776
24North Dakota$79,839$38.389
25Wisconsin$69,565$33.44118
26Colorado$76,569$36.8181
27West Virginia$78,306$37.6514
28Wyoming$60,625$29.1516
29Kentucky$71,012$34.1450
30New Jersey$85,200$40.9672
31Kansas$76,007$36.5432
32Indiana$75,816$36.4566
33Massachusetts$63,708$30.63159
34Texas$55,846$26.85353
35Tennessee$68,914$33.1368
36Arkansas$69,060$33.2031
37Alaska$71,273$34.278
38Oklahoma$57,417$27.6037
39Minnesota$58,407$28.0883
40Florida$54,457$26.18216
41Georgia$51,758$24.88173
42Nebraska$53,803$25.8730
43South Dakota$47,686$22.9315
44Hawaii$41,777$20.0912
45Montana$56,073$26.9610
46Alabama$50,545$24.3049
47Ohio$50,134$24.10115
48Missouri$52,175$25.0855
49Mississippi$49,991$24.0322
50Louisiana$44,244$21.2737
51South Carolina$41,747$20.0745

Highest Paying Cities For Storyboard Artists

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Greenwich, CT$131,287$63.12
2San Francisco, CA$116,405$55.96
3New York, NY$96,127$46.21

Storyboard Artist Salary Details

Average Storyboard Artist Salary Graph
Average Storyboard Artist Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Storyboard Artist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$144,000$12,000$69
75th Percentile$115,000$9,583$55
Average$90,053$7,504$43
25th Percentile$70,000$5,833$34
10th Percentile$56,000$4,667$27

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Designer$66,347$5,529$31.9052,433
Visual Merchandiser$38,037$3,170$18.2974,351
Visual Designer$86,495$7,208$41.5846,815
Graphic Designer Internship$35,800$2,983$17.2193,292
Web Graphic Designer$52,574$4,381$25.2851,462
Freelance Designer$57,260$4,772$27.5345,914

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Google Jobs (3)
  2. The Walt Disney Company Jobs (10)
  3. ViacomCBS Jobs (3)
  4. Warner Bros. Jobs (10)
  5. Mattel Jobs (7)

Which Companies Pay Storyboard Artists The Most?

The highest paying companies for storyboard artists are The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Warner Bros. and DreamWorks Animation report highly competitive wages for storyboard artists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1The Walt Disney Company$142,314$68.4252
2Lucasfilm$118,953$57.19
3Warner Bros.$109,604$52.6921
4DreamWorks Animation$100,553$48.34
5Titmouse$99,214$47.701
6Blue Sky Studios$97,427$46.84
7Nickelodeon Animation$97,298$46.78
8Paramount$79,345$38.157

How Much Do Storyboard Artists Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a storyboard artist salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The finance industry pays storyboard artists an average salary of $127,446

  2. The media industry pay $93,035

  3. The lowest paying industry for storyboard artists is the professional industry. Storyboard artists in this industry earn an average salary of $76,085

Highest Paying Industries For Storyboard Artists

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$127,446$61.27
2Media$93,035$44.73
3Start-up$84,636$40.69
4Professional$76,085$36.58

High Paying Storyboard Artist Jobs

Storyboard Artist Salary Trends

Average Storyboard Artist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Storyboard Artist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$90,100$43.29+3.1%
    2021$87,200$41.94+3.7%
    2020$84,000$40.41+2.7%
    2019$81,700$39.30+7.4%
    2018$75,700$36.39+2.0%

    Recently Added Storyboard Artist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLCStoryboard ArtistSan Francisco, CA12/29/2021$107,620
    Dreamworks Animation Television, LLCStoryboard ArtistBurbank, CA03/15/2021$93,894
    Dreamworks Animation Television, LLCStoryboard ArtistBurbank, CA03/15/2021$93,894
    Floyd County Productions, Inc.Storyboard ArtistAtlanta, GA09/15/2020$49,900
    Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLCStoryboard ArtistSan Francisco, CA08/10/2020$104,485
    Dreamworks Animation Television, LLCStoryboard RevisionistGlendale, CA02/11/2020$78,000
    Shadow Animation, LLCStoryboard Artist/DirectorLos Angeles, CA11/20/2019$130,438
    Vice Media, LLCStoryboard ArtistLos Angeles, CA04/30/2019$67,000
    Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLCStoryboard ArtistSan Francisco, CA03/22/2019$101,442
    Dreamworks Animation Television, LLCStoryboard RevisionistGlendale, CA03/14/2019$78,000

    Storyboard Artist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Storyboard Artists the most?

    Nevada pays Storyboard Artists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $142,287 per year, or $68.41 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Storyboard Artist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Storyboard Artist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Rhode Island you should be paid close to $132,304 per year.

    What type of Storyboard Artist gets paid the most?

    Interactive Designer gets paid the most. Interactive Designer made a median salary of $97,929. The best-paid 10 percent make $118,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $80,000.

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