Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a 3D Animator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$98,262 / yrTotal Pay
$77,709 / yrBase Pay
$20,553 / yrAdditional Pay

$98,262

 / yr
$44K$217K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a 3D Animator is $98,262 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $77,709 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $20,553 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical 3D Animator salary is $77,709. Salaries can range from $44,403 - $217,450. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, 3D Animator in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $98,262.

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$89,199 /yr
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$89,703 /yr
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What are some related job titles for 3d Animator?

Some related job titles are 3D Animation Artist Salaries with median pay of $77,893, 3D Artist Salaries with median pay of $75,700, 3D Artist/Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $71,689, 3D Character Animator Salaries with median pay of $84,910.

What are total pay estimates for a 3D Animator at different companies?

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Rooster Teeth Productions
3.8

Rooster Teeth Productions

3D Animator

$49,090

 /yr
Range: $45K - $55K

$45K

$55K

$45,379 - $55,461 Range

WET
3.3

WET

3D Animator

$68,703

 /yr
Range: $66K - $86K

$66K

$86K

$66,284 - $85,808 Range

Toneplus Animation Studios
3.7

$47,103

 /yr
Range: $40K - $50K

$40K

$50K

$39,900 - $50,299 Range

Blue Sky Studios
4.2

Blue Sky Studios

3D Animator

$99,138

 /yr
Range: $91K - $152K

$91K

$152K

$91,439 - $152,399 Range

Rooster Teeth Productions
3.8

Rooster Teeth Productions

3D Animator - Hourly Contractor

$26

 /hr
Range: $19 - $30

$19

$30

$19 - $30 Range

Walt Disney Company
4.0

$76,034

 /yr
Range: $45K - $109K

$45K

$109K

$44,711 - $108,856 Range

Ubisoft
3.9

Ubisoft

3D Animator

$72,460

 /yr
Range: $12K - $106K

$12K

$106K

$12,000 - $105,600 Range

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Big Fish Games
3.5

Big Fish Games

3D Animator

$71,220

 /yr
Range: $59K - $114K

$59K

$114K

$59,137 - $113,619 Range

Reel FX
3.7

Reel FX

3D Animator

$52,421

 /yr
Range: $38K - $100K

$38K

$100K

$37,839 - $100,409 Range

Pixar Animation Studios
4.1

$95,046

 /yr
Range: $82K - $115K

$82K

$115K

$81,900 - $115,177 Range

Jam City
4.3

Jam City

3D Animator

$93,998

 /yr
Range: $65K - $102K

$65K

$102K

$65,454 - $102,106 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

3D Animator - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $26 - $28

$26

$28

$26 - $28 Range

CACI International
3.8

$81,178

 /yr
Range: $78K - $83K

$78K

$83K

$77,604 - $83,154 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

3D Animator - Contractor

$71,065

 /yr
Range: $64K - $120K

$64K

$120K

$64,119 - $120,000 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

3D Animator

$113,642

 /yr
Range: $60K - $114K

$60K

$114K

$60,062 - $113,642 Range

Blizzard Entertainment
3.6

Blizzard Entertainment

3D Animator - Hourly

$45

 /hr
Range: $26 - $46

$26

$46

$26 - $46 Range

DreamWorks Animation
4.2

DreamWorks Animation

3D Animator - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $20 - $52

$20

$52

$20 - $52 Range

Industrial Light & Magic
3.9

$87,661

 /yr
Range: $49K - $110K

$49K

$110K

$48,641 - $110,453 Range

Walt Disney Animation Studios
4.0

Walt Disney Animation Studios

3D Animator - Hourly Contractor

$53

$77

$53 - $77 Range

Walt Disney Animation Studios
4.0

Walt Disney Animation Studios

3D Animator - Hourly

$52

$82

$52 - $82 Range

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$44,000

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8 days ago by a 3D Animator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$14,000/yr

8 days ago by a 3D Animator with 4 to 6 years of experience

$12

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a 3D Animator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$50,000

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$1,000

/moAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a 3D Animator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$93,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a 3D Animator with 10 to 14 years of experience

$27

/hrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Medical Animator/Illustrator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$12

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Frequently asked questions about a 3D Animator salaries

The national average salary for a 3D Animator is $67,989 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a 3D Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 205 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a 3D Animator employees.

The highest salary for a 3D Animator in United States is $112,485 per year.

The lowest salary for a 3D Animator in United States is $41,094 per year.

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