Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Animator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$73,592 / yrTotal Pay
$50,361 / yrBase Pay
$23,231 / yrAdditional Pay

$73,592

 / yr
$33K$163K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Animator is $73,592 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $50,361 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 $23,231 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 Animator salary is $50,361. Salaries can range from $33,338 - $163,058. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Animator in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $73,592.

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$73,592 /yr
Animator
$89,216 /yr
Senior Animator
$89,737 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Animator?

Some related job titles are 2D Animator Salaries with median pay of $81,103, 3D Artist Salaries with median pay of $75,630, Flash Animator Salaries with median pay of $80,918, Storyboard Artist Salaries with median pay of $84,630.

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Blue Sky Studios
4.3

Blue Sky Studios

Animator

$113,481

 /yr
Range: $86K - $153K

$86K

$153K

$86,345 - $153,161 Range

Pixar Animation Studios
4.1

$114,965

 /yr
Range: $58K - $160K

$58K

$160K

$57,707 - $159,535 Range

DreamWorks Animation
4.2

$118,791

 /yr
Range: $82K - $181K

$82K

$181K

$81,544 - $181,122 Range

Walt Disney Company
4.0

$81,404

 /yr
Range: $31K - $241K

$31K

$241K

$30,515 - $240,758 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

$100,278

 /yr
Range: $77K - $137K

$77K

$137K

$76,739 - $137,200 Range

Blizzard Entertainment
3.6

$88,229

 /yr
Range: $70K - $107K

$70K

$107K

$69,642 - $107,185 Range

Bento Box Entertainment
3.9

Bento Box Entertainment

Animator - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $15 - $59

$15

$59

$15 - $59 Range

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PlayStation
4.0

PlayStation

Animator - Hourly Contractor

$37

 /hr
Range: $31 - $60

$31

$60

$31 - $60 Range

Industrial Light & Magic
3.9

Industrial Light & Magic

Animator - Hourly

$54

$80

$54 - $80 Range

2K
3.8

2K

Animator - Hourly Contractor

$35

 /hr
Range: $30 - $54

$30

$54

$30 - $54 Range

Riot Games
4.2

Riot Games

Animator

$116,484

 /yr
Range: $95K - $147K

$95K

$147K

$95,359 - $146,794 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Animator

$64,900

 /yr
Range: $26K - $135K

$26K

$135K

$25,730 - $135,084 Range

PlayStation
4.0

PlayStation

Animator - Hourly

$42

 /hr
Range: $32 - $46

$32

$46

$32 - $46 Range

Rooster Teeth Productions
3.3

$21K

$76K

$21,264 - $76,199 Range

Zynga
4.4

Zynga

Animator

$92,830

 /yr
Range: $68K - $111K

$68K

$111K

$68,171 - $110,647 Range

Insomniac Games
4.3

$91,169

 /yr
Range: $84K - $100K

$84K

$100K

$84,120 - $99,812 Range

Reel FX
3.7

Reel FX

Animator

$74,635

 /yr
Range: $46K - $81K

$46K

$81K

$46,292 - $81,084 Range

Imageworks
4.1

Imageworks

Animator - Hourly

$38

 /hr
Range: $28 - $72

$28

$72

$28 - $72 Range

ideaMACHINE studio
3.7

ideaMACHINE studio

Animator - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $25 - $31

$25

$31

$25 - $31 Range

Warner Bros.
4.0

Warner Bros.

Animator - Hourly

$53

 /hr
Range: $30 - $61

$30

$61

$30 - $61 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Medical Animator/Illustrator in United States of America

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$27

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$12

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$43,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Animator with less than one year of experience

$30,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Animator with less than one year of experience

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$10

/hrAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Animator with less than one year of experience

$75

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$1,500

/moAvg Base Salary

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

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Frequently asked questions about an Animator salaries

The national average salary for an Animator is $69,896 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 738 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Animator employees.

The highest salary for an Animator in United States is $128,692 per year.

The lowest salary for an Animator in United States is $37,962 per year.

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