Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Senior Animator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$91,833 / yrTotal Pay
$67,385 / yrBase Pay
$24,448 / yrAdditional Pay

$91,833

 / yr
$49K$258K
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The estimated total pay for a Senior Animator is $91,833 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $67,385 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 $24,448 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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Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Senior Animator

$115,190

 /yr
Range: $97K - $153K

$97K

$153K

$96,756 - $153,217 Range

Blizzard Entertainment
3.7

Blizzard Entertainment

Senior Animator

$131,249

 /yr
Range: $122K - $147K

$122K

$147K

$122,212 - $146,830 Range

Zynga
4.4

Zynga

Senior Animator

$113,644

 /yr
Range: $90K - $139K

$90K

$139K

$90,000 - $138,814 Range

DreamWorks Animation
4.2

DreamWorks Animation

Senior Animator

$154,358

 /yr
Range: $128K - $181K

$128K

$181K

$127,789 - $180,683 Range

Riot Games
4.2

Riot Games

Senior Animator

$150,039

 /yr
Range: $126K - $191K

$126K

$191K

$126,132 - $190,572 Range

Naughty Dog
4.4

Naughty Dog

Senior Animator

$112,987

 /yr
Range: $77K - $131K

$77K

$131K

$76,992 - $130,669 Range

Walt Disney Company
3.9

Walt Disney Company

Senior Animator

$115,349

 /yr
Range: $102K - $165K

$102K

$165K

$102,470 - $164,637 Range

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Rockstar Games
4.4

Rockstar Games

Senior Animator

$117,017

 /yr
Range: $110K - $123K

$110K

$123K

$110,206 - $122,941 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Senior Animator

$153,351

 /yr
Range: $112K - $198K

$112K

$198K

$112,236 - $198,493 Range

Aristocrat Technologies
4.1

$101,495

 /yr
Range: $76K - $108K

$76K

$108K

$76,013 - $108,241 Range

PlayStation
3.9

PlayStation

Senior Animator

$107,686

 /yr
Range: $97K - $110K

$97K

$110K

$96,911 - $110,017 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Senior Animator

$138,054

 /yr
Range: $127K - $171K

$127K

$171K

$126,570 - $171,421 Range

Imageworks
3.9

Imageworks

Senior Animator

$116,732

 /yr
Range: $106K - $153K

$106K

$153K

$106,419 - $152,587 Range

Industrial Light & Magic
4.1

$129,278

 /yr
Range: $122K - $134K

$122K

$134K

$122,181 - $133,930 Range

Industrial Light & Magic
4.1

Industrial Light & Magic

Senior Animator - Hourly Contractor

$56

$64

$56 - $64 Range

Red 5 Studios
2.4

Red 5 Studios

Senior Animator

$119,594

 /yr
Range: $109K - $139K

$109K

$139K

$108,943 - $138,872 Range

Blue Sky Studios
4.2

Blue Sky Studios

Senior Animator

$165,803

 /yr
Range: $158K - $183K

$158K

$183K

$158,436 - $183,488 Range

Crystal Dynamics
3.9

Crystal Dynamics

Senior Animator

$135,973

 /yr
Range: $123K - $140K

$123K

$140K

$123,184 - $140,100 Range

Activision
3.4

Activision

Senior Animator

$113,765

 /yr
Range: $97K - $139K

$97K

$139K

$97,452 - $138,667 Range

Santa Monica Studio
4.3

Santa Monica Studio

Senior Animator

$136,512

 /yr
Range: $110K - $148K

$110K

$148K

$109,501 - $148,110 Range

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$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Senior Animator with 7 to 9 years of experience

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$9,000/yr

21 days ago by a Senior Animator with 10 to 14 years of experience

$125,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

25 days ago by a Senior Animator with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

30 days ago by a Senior Animator with more than 15 years of experience

$105,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

40 days ago by a Senior Animator with 7 to 9 years of experience

$72,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

47 days ago by a Senior Special Effects Artist with less than one year of experience

$76,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$2,000/yr

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

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Animator salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Animator is $110,364 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 188 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Animator employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Animator in United States is $148,495 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Animator in United States is $82,024 per year.

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