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3D Animator Salary

How much does a 3D Animator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for 3D Animator

$79,037 (USD)/yr

$38 (USD)/hr

$1,691 (USD)/yr

$78,034 (USD)/yr

$38 (USD)/hr

$1,691 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Designs and develops complex graphics and/or 3D animation, special effects, interactive images, backgrounds, Web pages, or other visual images that are eye-pleasing for users, using film technology, video, computers, graphics, Web design, and multimedia and electronic tools for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, commercials, and medical research and diagnostics. Utilizes video, audio, written, and artistic materials to produce what employer or client requires, such as briefings, brochures, multimedia presentations, web pages, promotional products, technical illustrations, and computer artwork for use in products, technical manuals, literature, newsletters, and slide shows.
The average 3d animator salary in United States is $79,037 or an equivalent hourly rate of $38. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,691. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$56,365 (USD)

$97,694 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$91,626 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for 3D Animator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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