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How much does a Animator make in San Francisco, CA?

Updated Oct 19, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$89,036 /yr
Average Base Pay

106 salaries

$47K

Low

$89K

Average

$169K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$9,888Range$1,245 - $78,522
The average salary for Animator is $89,036 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 106 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Animator employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

Seniority Levels

L2
Animator$89,036 /yr
L3
Senior Animator$113,294 /yr
L4
Lead Animator$121,547 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

2D Animator

$90,518

per year

3D Artist

$86,889

per year

Flash Animator

$90,518

per year

Storyboard Artist

$83,679

per year

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Pixar Animation Studios
4.3

Pixar Animation Studios

Animator

$116,905

 /yr
Range: $63K - $150K
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$63K

$150K

$63,236 - $149,621 Range

Industrial Light & Magic
4

Industrial Light & Magic

Animator - Hourly

$65

 /hr
Range: $48 - $80

$48

$80

$48 - $80 Range

2K
4

2K

Animator - Hourly Contractor

$34

 /hr
Range: $29 - $52

$29

$52

$29 - $52 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Animator

$96,079

 /yr
Range: $96K - $112K

$96K

$112K

$95,935 - $112,448 Range

Crystal Dynamics
3.4

Crystal Dynamics

Animator

$92,443

 /yr
Range: $74K - $97K

$74K

$97K

$73,979 - $96,961 Range

Industrial Light & Magic
4

Industrial Light & Magic

Animator - Hourly Contractor

$51

 /hr
Range: $45 - $56

$45

$56

$45 - $56 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Animator - Hourly Contractor

$39

 /hr
Range: $29 - $41

$29

$41

$29 - $41 Range

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Zynga
4.5

Zynga

Animator

$80,034

 /yr
Range: $65K - $89K

$65K

$89K

$65,316 - $88,942 Range

Telltale Games
2.9

Telltale Games

Animator

$65,735

 /yr
Range: $53K - $71K

$53K

$71K

$52,819 - $71,270 Range

Facebook
4.4

Facebook

Animator

$128,754

 /yr
Range: $108K - $129K

$108K

$129K

$108,367 - $128,754 Range

Kabam
4

Kabam

Animator

$75,961

 /yr
Range: $65K - $91K

$65K

$91K

$65,221 - $90,648 Range

Take-Two
4.3

Take-Two

Animator

$70,529

 /yr
Range: $71K - $85K

$71K

$85K

$70,529 - $85,289 Range

Visual Concepts (Novato, CA)
3.8

Visual Concepts (Novato, CA)

Animator

$71,310

 /yr
Range: $63K - $78K

$63K

$78K

$62,750 - $77,799 Range

DreamWorks Animation
4.3

DreamWorks Animation

Animator
About 

$79K -$125K

$79K

$125K

$78,880 - $124,615 Range

Pixar Animation Studios
4.3

Pixar Animation Studios

Animator - Monthly Intern
About 

$6K -$13K

$6K

$13K

$5,822 - $12,566 Range

GitHub
4

GitHub

Animator
About 

$139K -$166K

$139K

$166K

$138,586 - $165,940 Range

Lucasfilm
3.5

Lucasfilm

Animator - Monthly
About 

$5K -$8K

$5K

$8K

$4,867 - $8,092 Range

Tippett Studio
3.7

Tippett Studio

Animator - Hourly Contractor
About 

$49 -$73

 hourly

$49

$73

$49 - $73 Range

DreamWorks Pictures
3.9

DreamWorks Pictures

Animator
About 

$92K -$110K

$92K

$110K

$92,431 - $110,397 Range

nWay
3.7

nWay

Animator
About 

$61K -$84K

$61K

$84K

$60,732 - $83,550 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Animator salaries

The average salary for an Animator is $89,036 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 106 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Animator employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for an Animator in San Francisco, CA Area is $168,849 per year.

The lowest salary for an Animator in San Francisco, CA Area is $46,950 per year.

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