How much does a Animator make?

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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Employer Size

Experience

$69,896 /yr
Average Base Pay

738 salaries

$38K

Low

$70K

Average

$129K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Animator make? The national average salary for a Animator is $69,896 in United States. Filter by location to see Animator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 738 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Animator employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Animator?

$69,896 /yr
Animator
$110,364 /yr
Senior Animator
$99,711 /yr
Lead Animator
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What are some related job titles for a Animator?

2D Animator

$54,948

per year

3D Artist

$62,624

per year

Flash Animator

$61,654

per year

Storyboard Artist

$98,750

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Animator in United States of America

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$12

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$25

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

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$30

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

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Blue Sky Studios
4.2

Blue Sky Studios

Animator

$110,377

 /yr
Range: $84K - $149K

$84K

$149K

$84,235 - $149,420 Range

Pixar Animation Studios
4.1

Pixar Animation Studios

Animator

$112,186

 /yr
Range: $56K - $156K

$56K

$156K

$56,297 - $155,638 Range

DreamWorks Animation
4.2

DreamWorks Animation

Animator

$115,889

 /yr
Range: $80K - $177K

$80K

$177K

$79,552 - $176,698 Range

Walt Disney Company
4

Walt Disney Company

Animator

$79,099

 /yr
Range: $30K - $235K

$30K

$235K

$29,770 - $234,877 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Animator

$97,829

 /yr
Range: $75K - $134K

$75K

$134K

$74,865 - $133,849 Range

Blizzard Entertainment
3.5

Blizzard Entertainment

Animator

$86,074

 /yr
Range: $68K - $105K

$68K

$105K

$67,941 - $104,567 Range

PlayStation
3.9

PlayStation

Animator - Hourly Contractor

$36

 /hr
Range: $30 - $47

$30

$47

$30 - $47 Range

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Bento Box Entertainment
4

Bento Box Entertainment

Animator - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $15 - $57

$15

$57

$15 - $57 Range

Industrial Light & Magic
3.9

Industrial Light & Magic

Animator - Hourly

$66

 /hr
Range: $49 - $81

$49

$81

$49 - $81 Range

2K
4.1

2K

Animator - Hourly Contractor

$34

 /hr
Range: $29 - $53

$29

$53

$29 - $53 Range

Riot Games
4.2

Riot Games

Animator

$113,639

 /yr
Range: $93K - $143K

$93K

$143K

$93,030 - $143,208 Range

Rooster Teeth Productions
3.5

Rooster Teeth Productions

Animator

$52,353

 /yr
Range: $21K - $74K

$21K

$74K

$20,745 - $74,338 Range

Zynga
4.4

Zynga

Animator

$90,562

 /yr
Range: $67K - $108K

$67K

$108K

$66,506 - $107,944 Range

Insomniac Games
4.3

Insomniac Games

Animator

$88,942

 /yr
Range: $82K - $97K

$82K

$97K

$82,065 - $97,374 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Animator

$65,368

 /yr
Range: $25K - $132K

$25K

$132K

$25,102 - $131,784 Range

PlayStation
3.9

PlayStation

Animator - Hourly

$42

 /hr
Range: $31 - $45

$31

$45

$31 - $45 Range

Reel FX
3.6

Reel FX

Animator

$72,812

 /yr
Range: $45K - $79K

$45K

$79K

$45,161 - $79,103 Range

Imageworks
3.9

Imageworks

Animator - Hourly

$37

 /hr
Range: $27 - $70

$27

$70

$27 - $70 Range

ideaMACHINE studio
3.7

ideaMACHINE studio

Animator - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $24 - $30

$24

$30

$24 - $30 Range

Warner Bros.
4

Warner Bros.

Animator - Hourly

$52

 /hr
Range: $29 - $60

$29

$60

$29 - $60 Range

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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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