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How much does an animator make in yearly salary?

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Bruce’s Answer

Hi Eloy - Good question. I don't know the answer, you're welcome (that's a joke).

But I do know that gaming companies:
- Are huge global business these days
- Will always require animators and other tech
- Will pay fairly well
- Will provide job opportunities for years to come and many locations

You should also be aware that beyond pay companies also provide benefits, especially health insurance. This is big because hospital bills can be 10's of thousands of dollars w/out it.

There are other benefits to look for in a job & work place:
- Short commute (that will be a factor again after the quarantine ends)
- Good people that you enjoy and that respect you
- Reasonable work hours (I ended a very promising interview once because 70-80 hours a week was expected)
- Vacation time (varies a bit between companies, varies a lot between countries, U.S. gives the least)
- Opportunity for upward (management) and lateral (other jobs) movement in the company
- Clean work place (I ended an interview once because of the smell of mold, another time because of the leaky roof)

Hope this might help. Good luck to you!

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Darcel’s Answer

Hi Eloy, I obtained this information from the internet:
People working within the Animator category in your area are making on average $62,591 per year or the same as the national average annual salary of $62,591. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Animator job salaries.
Animator Annual Salary ($62,591 Avg | Sep 2020) - ZipRecruiter
www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Animator-Salary
www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Animator-Salary
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This is also from the internet department of labor:
Summary
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Quick Facts: Multimedia Artists and Animators
2019 Median Pay $75,270 per year
$36.19 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2019 67,500
Job Outlook, 2019-29 4% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 2,800
What Multimedia Artists and Animators Do
Multimedia artists and animators create images that appear to move and visual effects for various forms of media and entertainment.
Work Environment
Many artists and animators work in offices; others work from home.
How to Become a Multimedia Artist or Animator
Most multimedia artists and animators need a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field to develop both an impressive portfolio of work and the strong technical skills that many employers prefer.
Pay
The median annual wage for multimedia artists and animators was $75,270 in May 2019.
Job Outlook
Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television.
State & Area Data
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for multimedia artists and animators.
Similar Occupations
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of multimedia artists and animators with similar occupations.
More Information, Including Links to O*NET
Learn more about multimedia artists and animators by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.
What colleges offer programs for animators?
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University is home to the College of Architecture, which offers programs for animators at all degree levels. Options include BS, MS, and MFA degrees in Visualization.

Darcel recommends the following next steps:

3D Animation Program is offered at NORTHWEST VISTA COLLEGE community college they have a brochure of the program on the website
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The academic program specializes in Animator Game Designer Game Developer Game Producer Game Programmer Graphic Artist Game Tester Special Effects
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Degrees and certificate available there Associate of Applied Science in 3D Animation Level 1 Certificate, 3D Animation Level 2 Certificate, Game Concept Art
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Visit the campus website: Alamo College District website
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You are off to a great start! Good luck I am so excited that your have certificates, degrees and transfer college credits to the public colleges/universities
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naveen’s Answer

Animators in the bottom 10 percent get under $38,520 a year, and the top 10 percent get higher than $115,960 a year. Animators working for the motion picture industry average $75,630 a year, while those working for computer systems design companies earn a slightly lower $73,800 annually on average.The national average salary for a Animator is $74,089 in United States.

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Eloy:

Multimedia artists and animators create two- and three-dimensional models, images that appear to move, and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

The median annual wage for multimedia artists and animators was $75,270 in May 2019. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $40,250, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $139,940.

Most multimedia artists and animators need a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field to develop both an impressive portfolio of work and the strong technical skills that many employers prefer. Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila



Sheila recommends the following next steps:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/multimedia-artists-and-animators.htm#tab-5
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