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Character Animator Salaries

1,034 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$69,168 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$3,616
Range$537 - $15,389

How much does a Character Animator make?

The national average salary for a Character Animator is $69,168 in United States. Filter by location to see Character Animator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,034 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Character Animator employees.

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Character Animator

Pixar Animation Studios

$91,569/yr

Range: $60K - $107K

5 salaries

$91,569/yr
$60K$107K

Character Animator

DreamWorks Animation

$115,985/yr

Range: $96K - $138K

4 salaries

$115,985/yr
$96K$138K

Character Animator

Naughty Dog

$73,467/yr

Range: $69K - $109K

3 salaries

$73,467/yr
$69K$109K

Character Animator - Hourly Contractor

PlayStation

$37/hr

Range: $35 - $39

2 salaries

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$35 - $39hourly
$35$39

Character Animator - Hourly Contractor

Industrial Light & Magic

$55/hr

Range: $53 - $57

2 salaries

About
$53 - $57hourly
$53$57

Character Animator - Hourly

Digital Domain

$57/hr

Range: $48 - $67

2 salaries

About
$48 - $67hourly
$48$67

Character Animator

Blur Studio

$70,053/yr

Range: $56K - $84K

2 salaries

About
$56K - $84K
$56K$84K

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Character Animator

Booz Allen Hamilton

$64,298/yr

Range: $61K - $67K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$61K - $67K
$61K$67K

Character Animator

Walt Disney Company

$92,747/yr

Range: $88K - $97K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$88K - $97K
$88K$97K

Character Animator - Hourly

Chuck E. Cheese

$21/hr

Range: $21 - $22

1 employee salary or estimate

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$21 - $22hourly
$21$22

Character Animator - Contractor

PlayStation

$69,838/yr

Range: $67K - $73K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$67K - $73K
$67K$73K

Character Animator - Hourly

Universal Orlando Resort

$10/hr

Range: $9 - $10

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$9 - $10hourly
$9$10

Character Animator - Hourly

Universal Studios

$10/hr

Range: $10 - $10

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$10 - $10hourly
$10$10

Character Animator - Contractor

DreamWorks Animation

$112,608/yr

Range: $108K - $116K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$108K - $116K
$108K$116K

Character Animator - Hourly

DreamWorks Animation

$49/hr

Range: $47 - $51

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$47 - $51hourly
$47$51

Character Animator

Imageworks

$89,154/yr

Range: $86K - $94K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$86K - $94K
$86K$94K

Character Animator

Rockstar Games

$83,184/yr

Range: $80K - $87K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$80K - $87K
$80K$87K

Character Animator - Hourly Contractor

Digital Domain

$53/hr

Range: $51 - $55

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$51 - $55hourly
$51$55

Character Animator

Reel FX

$43,030/yr

Range: $41K - $45K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$41K - $45K
$41K$45K

Character Animator - Monthly

Rhythm & Hues Studios

$3,223/mo

Range: $3K - $3K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$3K - $3K
$3K$3K
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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent character animator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$81,500
per year
A Technical Animator in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $81,500 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$81,500
per year
A Technical Animator in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $81,500 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
An Animator/Illustrator in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$68,037
per year
An Animator in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $68,037 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$53,191
per year
An Animator in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $53,191 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Contract
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$25
hourly
A 3D Animator in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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