Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Animator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$58,266 / yrTotal Pay
$54,518 / yrBase Pay
$3,748 / yrAdditional Pay

$58,266

 / yr
$35K$97K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Animator is $58,266 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $54,518 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 $3,748 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Animator

$58,266 /yr
Animator
$77,668 /yr
Senior Animator
$78,799 /yr
Lead Animator
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Related Job Titles

For Animator

Some related job titles are 2D Animator Salaries with median pay of $62,395, 3D Artist Salaries with median pay of $58,897, Flash Animator Salaries with median pay of $85,561, Storyboard Artist Salaries with median pay of $56,564.

Top Paying Companies

For an Animator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Animator in United States. Employers include Riot Games, Pixar Animation Studios and Blizzard Entertainment.

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Riot Games
$95,023/yr
8
Insomniac Games
$85,857/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Animator

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$110,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Multimedia Artist and Animator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Temp Animator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
2D Animator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Animation Artist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$58,880

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Animator pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Animator is $54,518 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1427 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Animator employees.

The highest salary for an Animator in United States is $90,082 per year.

The lowest salary for an Animator in United States is $32,994 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Animator or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Animator.