How much does a 3D Animator make?

Updated Sep 10, 2023

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$78,080 / yrTotal Pay
$73,628 / yrBase Pay
$4,452 / yrAdditional Pay

$78,080

 / yr
$51K$121K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a 3D Animator is $78,080 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $73,628 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 $4,452 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.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Animator

$62,422 /yr
Animator
$89,816 /yr
Senior Animator
$87,156 /yr
Lead Animator
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What is the total pay trajectory for Animator?

Job TitleSalary
Animator$62,422 /yr
Senior Animator$89,816 /yr
Lead Animator$87,156 /yr

Top Paying Companies

For a 3d Animator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a 3d Animator in United States. Employers include Pixar Animation Studios, Blizzard Entertainment and Amazon.

1
Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios
$114,199/yr
6 open jobs
9
WET
$93,786/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For 3d Animator in United States

1Pixar Animation Studios$114,199
2Blizzard Entertainment$112,240
3Amazon$110,077
4Electronic Arts$107,960
5PlayStation$104,198
6DreamWorks Animation$94,580
7Jam City$94,490
8Walt Disney Animation Studios$94,092
9WET$93,786
10Ubisoft$89,773
Total Pay Trajectory

For Animator

$62,422 /yr
Animator
$89,816 /yr
Senior Animator
$87,156 /yr
Lead Animator
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What is the total pay trajectory for Animator?

Job TitleSalary
Animator$62,422 /yr
Senior Animator$89,816 /yr
Lead Animator$87,156 /yr

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

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Rooster Teeth Productions
2.8
3D AnimatorSee 26 salaries from all locations

$74,864

 / yr
Walt Disney Company
3.9
3D AnimatorSee 17 salaries from all locations

$82,404

 / yr
Freelancer
4.2
3D AnimatorSee 11 salaries from all locations

$35

 / hr
Electronic Arts
4
3D AnimatorSee 10 salaries from all locations

$107,960

 / yr
Walt Disney Animation Studios
3.5
3D AnimatorSee 9 salaries from all locations

$45

 / hr
Pixar Animation Studios
4.1
3D AnimatorSee 9 salaries from all locations

$114,199

 / yr
Steamroller Studios
4.4
3D AnimatorSee 9 salaries from all locations

$38

 / hr

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WET
3
3D AnimatorSee 9 salaries from all locations

$93,786

 / yr
Toneplus Animation Studios
3.3
3D AnimatorSee 9 salaries from all locations

$86,226

 / yr
DreamWorks Animation
4.3
3D AnimatorSee 8 salaries from all locations

$94,580

 / yr
Ingenuity Studios
3.9
3D AnimatorSee 7 salaries from all locations

$36

 / hr
Blue Sky Studios
4.2
3D AnimatorSee 7 salaries from all locations

$77,040

 / yr
PlayStation
4
3D AnimatorSee 7 salaries from all locations

$104,198

 / yr
Jam City
4
3D AnimatorSee 6 salaries from all locations

$94,490

 / yr
Reel FX
3.9
3D AnimatorSee 6 salaries from all locations

$76,322

 / yr
Ubisoft
3.8
3D AnimatorSee 6 salaries from all locations

$89,773

 / yr
Big Fish Games
3.3
3D AnimatorSee 5 salaries from all locations

$86,178

 / yr
Amazon
3.7
3D AnimatorSee 5 salaries from all locations

$110,077

 / yr
Blizzard Entertainment
3.6
3D AnimatorSee 5 salaries from all locations

$53

 / hr
Outlook OVFX
2
3D AnimatorSee 5 salaries from all locations

$82,838

 / yr
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3D Animator Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Rooster Teeth Productions 3D Animator salaries - 26 salaries reported$74,864/yr
Walt Disney Company 3D Animator salaries - 17 salaries reported$82,404/yr
Freelancer 3D Animator salaries - 11 salaries reported$35/hr
Electronic Arts 3D Animator salaries - 10 salaries reported$107,960/yr
Walt Disney Animation Studios 3D Animator salaries - 9 salaries reported$45/hr
Pixar Animation Studios 3D Animator salaries - 9 salaries reported$114,199/yr
Steamroller Studios 3D Animator salaries - 9 salaries reported$38/hr
WET 3D Animator salaries - 9 salaries reported$93,786/yr
Toneplus Animation Studios 3D Animator salaries - 9 salaries reported$86,226/yr
DreamWorks Animation 3D Animator salaries - 8 salaries reported$94,580/yr
Ingenuity Studios 3D Animator salaries - 7 salaries reported$36/hr
Blue Sky Studios 3D Animator salaries - 7 salaries reported$77,040/yr
PlayStation 3D Animator salaries - 7 salaries reported$104,198/yr
Jam City 3D Animator salaries - 6 salaries reported$94,490/yr
Reel FX 3D Animator salaries - 6 salaries reported$76,322/yr
Ubisoft 3D Animator salaries - 6 salaries reported$89,773/yr
Big Fish Games 3D Animator salaries - 5 salaries reported$86,178/yr
Amazon 3D Animator salaries - 5 salaries reported$110,077/yr
Blizzard Entertainment 3D Animator salaries - 5 salaries reported$53/hr
Outlook OVFX 3D Animator salaries - 5 salaries reported$82,838/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a 3d Animator in United States

The top 4 paying industries for a 3d Animator in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $110,077, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $89,773, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation with a median total pay of $85,032 and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $73,081.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$110,077

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$89,773

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Arts, Entertainment & RecreationArts, Entertainment & Recreation$85,032

    4% Lower than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$73,081

    21% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

The top paying company in Information Technology for 3d Animator is Amazon.

AmazonAmazon$110,077/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

Recent Salaries Shared

For 3d animator

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Animator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$70,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Character Animator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$30

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Animator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
3D Animator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$50

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
3D Animator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$6,000

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
2D Animator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$72,100

/yr

$70K | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Animator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

3D Animator pay FAQ

The average salary for a 3D Animator is $78,080 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 626 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a 3D Animator employees in United States.

The highest salary for a 3D Animator in United States is $98,341 per year.

The lowest salary for a 3D Animator in United States is $62,195 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a 3D Animator or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a 3D Animator.

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