Average Storyboard Artist Salary
$69,000 yearly
$33.18 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$43,000
10 %
$69,000
Median
$109,000
90 %
What Is The Average Storyboard Artist Salary?
The average storyboard artist salary is $69,022 per year, or $33.18 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $43,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $109,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, and Nevada provide the highest storyboard artist salaries.

Average Storyboard Artist Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Storyboard Artist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$49,094
$23.60
Alaska
$51,125
$24.58
Arizona
$86,296
$41.49
Arkansas
$62,776
$30.18
California
$75,199
$36.15
Colorado
$43,781
$21.05
Connecticut
$96,437
$46.36
Delaware
$83,596
$40.19
District of Columbia
$78,787
$37.88
Florida
$49,562
$23.83
Georgia
$43,419
$20.87
Hawaii
$48,718
$23.42
Idaho
$77,497
$37.26
Illinois
$44,005
$21.16
Indiana
$69,281
$33.31
Iowa
$42,766
$20.56
Kansas
$47,279
$22.73
Kentucky
$40,747
$19.59
Louisiana
$46,387
$22.30
Maine
$97,854
$47.05
Maryland
$61,503
$29.57
Massachusetts
$63,815
$30.68
Michigan
$59,574
$28.64
Minnesota
$39,403
$18.94
Mississippi
$45,772
$22.01
Missouri
$41,052
$19.74
Montana
$30,957
$14.88
Nebraska
$39,016
$18.76
Nevada
$91,850
$44.16
New Hampshire
$98,715
$47.46
New Jersey
$58,653
$28.20
New Mexico
$69,787
$33.55
New York
$68,076
$32.73
North Carolina
$67,723
$32.56
North Dakota
$46,907
$22.55
Ohio
$41,260
$19.84
Oklahoma
$47,931
$23.04
Oregon
$67,207
$32.31
Pennsylvania
$54,774
$26.33
Rhode Island
$98,623
$47.41
South Carolina
$40,839
$19.63
South Dakota
$33,889
$16.29
Tennessee
$59,279
$28.50
Texas
$60,965
$29.31
Utah
$69,999
$33.65
Vermont
$72,972
$35.08
Virginia
$75,359
$36.23
Washington
$89,576
$43.07
West Virginia
$42,457
$20.41
Wisconsin
$66,689
$32.06
Wyoming
$46,339
$22.28

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Highest Paying Cities For Storyboard Artist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Greenwich, CT
$94,722
$45.54
San Francisco, CA
$83,605
$40.19
New York, NY
$67,943
$32.66

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Average Storyboard Artist Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $69,000
    $33.18
    +2.7%
    2020
    $67,100
    $32.27
    +7.4%
    2019
    $62,100
    $29.88
    +2.0%
    2018
    $60,900
    $29.27
    +0.5%
    2017
    $60,600
    $29.12
    -1.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Designer

    Avg. salary: $59,950

    A designer is someone who creates a master plan of the look or workings of something before it will be made. It could be tangible or intangible objects, products, procedures, laws, events, games, graphics, services, and even experiences. Designers are creative thinkers with a great eye to configure the skeletal and structural properties of the targeted output. They work in several fields, such as fashion, architecture, web graphics, and user experience. In spite of the variety of professionals in the design industry, all of them are artistic, passionate, inspiring, and emotionally connected to their projects and brands.
    34,769 Designer Jobs
    Visual Merchandiser

    Avg. salary: $55,553

    A visual merchandiser is responsible for arranging product displays at retail outlets, attracting customers to purchase the items. Visual merchandisers should be updated with the latest trends in the market to prioritize retail displays and floor plans. They must also be knowledgeable on product information to assist customers with their inquiries and concerns. Visual merchandisers should be creative in setting up the uniformity of the store's visuals within the budget goals. The designs must be appealing enough to drive the customers around the premises, potentially generating revenues and increasing profitability.
    59,574 Visual Merchandiser Jobs
    Visual Designer

    Avg. salary: $82,829

    A visual designer is someone who creates designs for a variety of platforms such as Internet and intranet sites, games, and wearables. The duties of visual designers depend on the specific project or industry in which they are working. Duties include creating user-centered interaction models, working with information technology and business teams to resolve complex issues, and designing logos, icons, and infographics. The qualifications to become a visual designer include possessing strong problem-solving, communication, and negotiation skills and obtaining a bachelor's degree in design.
    32,286 Visual Designer Jobs
    Graphic Designer Internship

    Avg. salary: $44,499

    In a graphic design internship, one of the primary responsibilities is to accomplish tasks while under the supervision of more experienced colleagues. An aspiring graphic designer may use this opportunity to observe and participate in designing for various industries, handle different clients, participate in creative meetings, and learn strategies from experts. Furthermore, there may also be technical tasks involving research and analysis, gathering materials, coordinating with vendors, and producing reports and other necessary documentation. They may also be responsible for maintaining a database and responding to calls and inquires.
    61,920 Graphic Designer Internship Jobs
    Web Graphic Designer

    Avg. salary: $47,023

    A web graphic designer specializes in the aesthetics and functionality of a web platform, software, and other applications. They are primarily responsible for building a platform that adheres to the subject's purpose and the client's preferred theme while prioritizing an easy-to-use and navigate interface. They must conduct regular testing and maintenance on the platform to ensure its efficiency and significance to the brand involved. Furthermore, a web graphic designer may work independently or work for a company, usually within a team setting.
    35,272 Web Graphic Designer Jobs
    Freelance Designer

    Avg. salary: $67,072

    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.
    32,483 Freelance Designer Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Storyboard Artists The Most?

    To earn a high income as a storyboard artist, working for The Walt Disney Company or Lucasfilm might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Warner Bros. and Activision Blizzard report highly competitive wages for storyboard artists.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Storyboard Artist SalaryStoryboard Artist Salary Range
    1The Walt Disney Company
    4.8
    $131,836
    $54k
    $145k
    2Lucasfilm
    4.4
    $97,699
    $54k
    $145k
    3Warner Bros.
    4.7
    $91,208
    $54k
    $145k
    4Activision Blizzard
    4.7
    $87,312
    $54k
    $145k
    5NBCUniversal
    4.6
    $72,388
    $54k
    $145k
    6DreamWorks Animation
    3.3
    $69,022
    $54k
    $145k

    Recently Added Storyboard Artist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Storyboard Artist
    Burbank, CA
    03/15/2021
    $93,894
    03/15/2021
    Floyd County Productions, Inc.
    Storyboard Artist
    Storyboard Artist
    Atlanta, GA
    09/15/2020
    $49,900
    09/15/2020
    Storyboard Artist
    San Francisco, CA
    08/10/2020
    $104,485
    08/10/2020
    Shadow Animation, LLC
    Storyboard Artist/Director
    Storyboard Artist/Director
    Los Angeles, CA
    11/20/2019
    $130,438
    11/20/2019
    Storyboard Artist
    Los Angeles, CA
    04/30/2019
    $67,000
    04/30/2019
    Storyboard Artist
    San Francisco, CA
    03/22/2019
    $101,442
    03/22/2019
    Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
    Storyboard Artist
    Storyboard Artist
    Greenwich, CT
    01/11/2019
    $85,000
    01/11/2019
    Storyboard Artist
    San Francisco, CA
    05/21/2018
    $100,000
    05/21/2018
    Carrot Creative
    Storyboard Artist
    Storyboard Artist
    New York, NY
    10/03/2017
    $68,000
    10/03/2017
    Wag Pictures Inc.
    Storyboard Artist
    Storyboard Artist
    Burbank, CA
    10/03/2017
    $182,613
    10/03/2017

    Average Storyboard Artist Salary by Demographic

    Storyboard Artist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $101,589
    female-income
    Female Income
    $93,100
    Median Storyboard Artist Income by Race
    Asian storyboard artists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american storyboard artists have the lowest average salary at $88,016.
    $109,000
    $105,000
    $101,000
    $97,000
    $93,000
    $89,000
    $85,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$93,998
    White$98,882
    Black or African American$88,016
    Asian$105,692
    Hispanic or Latino$100,133
    Average Storyboard Artist Salary by Education Level
    Storyboard artists with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $101,589 annually. With a Masters degree, storyboard artists earn a median annual income of $98,951 compared to $95,978 for storyboard artists with an Associate degree.
    $106,000
    $101,000
    $96,000
    $91,000
    $86,000
    $81,000
    $76,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$80,810
    Master's Degree$98,951
    Bachelor's Degree$101,589
    Some College/ Associate Degree$95,978