Multimedia Artists and Animators Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for multimedia artists and animators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of multimedia artists and animators among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Multimedia Artists and Animators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,770
25th Percentile Wage
$59,340
50th Percentile Wage
$82,090
75th Percentile Wage
$103,070
90th Percentile Wage
$129,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for multimedia artists and animators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of multimedia artists and animators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,090
2.23% 6.93%
2016
$80,260
-0.17% -
2015
$80,400
0.76% -
2014
$79,790
-1.88% -
2013
$81,290
6.02% -
2012
$76,400
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Multimedia Artists and Animators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of multimedia artists and animators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of multimedia artists and animators in state of California ranges from $63,540 to $90,510. The highest paying area for multimedia artists and animators in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $90,510. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $88,410). The lowest paying area is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $63,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$88,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$84,570
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$82,570
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$81,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$81,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$79,810
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$73,680
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$72,390
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$72,210
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$68,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$63,540




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