How much does a VFX Artist make?

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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$72,196 /yr
Average Base Pay

111 salaries

$42K

Low

$72K

Average

$125K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for VFX Artist is $72,196 per year in United States. Filter by location to see VFX Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 111 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by VFX Artist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Animator$68,910 /yr
L3
Senior Animator$108,533 /yr
L4
Lead Animator$97,024 /yr
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$102,089

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$102,501

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Riot Games
4.1

Riot Games

VFX Artist

$94,248

 /yr
Range: $80K - $112K
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$80K

$112K

$79,822 - $111,894 Range

The Mill
3.3

The Mill

VFX Artist

$83,997

 /yr
Range: $53K - $115K

$53K

$115K

$53,425 - $114,886 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

VFX Artist - Hourly

$55

 /hr
Range: $34 - $64

$34

$64

$34 - $64 Range

Blizzard Entertainment
3.6

Blizzard Entertainment

VFX Artist

$87,491

 /yr
Range: $58K - $121K

$58K

$121K

$57,814 - $120,768 Range

Boiling Point Media
3.1

Boiling Point Media

VFX Artist

$31,333

 /yr
Range: $31K - $47K

$31K

$47K

$31,294 - $47,302 Range

Filmworks

VFX Artist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $23

$16

$23

$16 - $23 Range

Reel FX
3.7

Reel FX

VFX Artist
About 

$87K -$100K

$87K

$100K

$86,661 - $99,844 Range

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Turbine
3.8

Turbine

VFX Artist
About 

$61K -$74K

$61K

$74K

$61,499 - $74,084 Range

Telltale Games
2.9

Telltale Games

VFX Artist
About 

$63K -$79K

$63K

$79K

$62,990 - $79,346 Range

Sledgehammer Games
3.7

Sledgehammer Games

VFX Artist - Hourly
About 

$33 -$39

 hourly

$33

$39

$33 - $39 Range

Gearbox Entertainment
3.8

Gearbox Entertainment

VFX Artist
About 

$47K -$80K

$47K

$80K

$47,080 - $80,210 Range

Raven Software
4.2

Raven Software

VFX Artist - Hourly
About 

$26 -$28

 hourly

$26

$28

$26 - $28 Range

Magnopus
4.5

Magnopus

VFX Artist - Hourly
About 

$34 -$44

 hourly

$34

$44

$34 - $44 Range

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
3.6

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

VFX Artist - Hourly
About 

$20 -$30

 hourly

$20

$30

$20 - $30 Range

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
3.6

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

VFX Artist - Monthly Contractor
About 

$3K -$5K

$3K

$5K

$3,430 - $4,899 Range

3.8

Mill Group

VFX Artist
About 

$62K -$74K

$62K

$74K

$62,148 - $73,922 Range

5

Bix Pix Entertainment

VFX Artist - Hourly
About 

$19 -$39

 hourly

$19

$39

$19 - $39 Range

Google
4.5

Google

VFX Artist - Monthly
About 

€5K -€5K

€5K

€5K

€4,926 - €5,303 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

VFX Artist - Hourly
About 

$60 -$66

 hourly

$60

$66

$60 - $66 Range

Walt Disney Company
4

Walt Disney Company

VFX Artist - Monthly
About 

$5K -$5K

$5K

$5K

$5,021 - $5,384 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a VFX Artist salaries

The national average salary for a VFX Artist is $72,196 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a VFX Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 111 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a VFX Artist employees.

The highest salary for a VFX Artist in United States is $124,591 per year.

The lowest salary for a VFX Artist in United States is $41,836 per year.

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

Recent Salary Reports

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

$140,000
per year
An Animator in the Bridgeport, CT Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Bridgeport, CT Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$46,000
per year
A 3D Animator in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $46,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$66,000
per year
An Animator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $66,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$66,000
per year
An Animator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $66,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$30
hourly
An Animator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$165,000
per year
A Character Effects Artist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $165,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$42
hourly
A 3D Animator in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $42 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Self-Employed
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$35
hourly
A 3D Animator in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $35 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$86,000
per year
A FX Artist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $86,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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