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Highest Paying Cities for Multimedia Artists and Animators

The top 100 highest paying cities for multimedia artists and animators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of multimedia artists and animators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $95,560, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut is the highest paying city for multimedia artists and animators. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $90,510). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of multimedia artists and animators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Multimedia Artists and Animators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$95,560
360
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$90,510
1,540
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$89,060
1,310
4 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$89,040
1,310
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$88,410
2,750
6 San Rafael, USA
$87,870
520
7 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$87,210
40
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$84,570
1,360
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$82,570
690
10 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$81,520
130
11 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$81,270
90
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$81,110
6,180
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$79,810
6,400
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$79,010
6,720
15 Camden, New Jersey
$78,830
30
16 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$74,820
1,710
17 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$74,350
30
18 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$73,810
270
19 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$73,680
480
20 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$73,410
360
21 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$73,350
1,910
22 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$72,390
40
23 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$72,210
520
24 Framingham, Massachusetts
$70,850
80
25 Richmond, Virginia
$70,490
120
26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$70,400
690
27 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$70,070
90
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,800
800
29 Rockford, Illinois
$69,750
n/a
30 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$69,400
140
31 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$69,310
360
32 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$69,220
420
33 Wilmington, New Jersey
$68,610
30
34 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$68,550
n/a
35 Worcester, Massachusetts
$68,500
40
36 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$68,500
40
37 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$68,410
n/a
38 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$68,180
50
39 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$67,990
1,170
40 Huntsville, Alabama
$67,830
60
41 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$67,790
70
42 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$66,800
80
43 Nashua, New Hampshire
$66,360
n/a
44 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$66,260
2,170
45 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$66,250
920
46 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$66,170
100
47 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$65,570
900
48 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$65,090
160
49 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$65,040
810
50 Boulder, Colorado
$64,790
50
51 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$64,760
80
52 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$63,540
40
53 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$63,450
70
54 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$62,460
160
55 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$62,130
130
56 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$62,090
160
57 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$61,630
40
58 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$61,470
340
59 Urban Honolulu, USA
$61,280
60
60 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$61,280
100
61 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$60,790
170
62 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$60,190
540
63 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$59,980
50
64 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$59,950
120
65 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$59,920
160
66 Salt Lake City, Utah
$59,650
150
67 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$59,480
180
68 Springfield, Massachusetts
$59,350
30
69 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$59,310
150
70 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$58,070
350
71 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$58,060
150
72 Provo-Orem, Utah
$57,380
n/a
73 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$57,210
30
74 Honolulu, Hawaii
$57,130
50
75 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$57,110
1,040
76 St Louis, Missouri
$57,060
240
77 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$57,050
40
78 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$57,000
120
79 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$56,980
760
80 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$56,730
30
81 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$56,590
210
82 Dayton, Ohio
$56,410
40
83 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$56,270
80
84 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$55,760
190
85 Madison, Wisconsin
$55,690
80
86 Jacksonville, Florida
$55,460
40
87 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$55,450
110
88 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$55,250
340
89 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$55,140
100
90 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$54,580
50
91 Roanoke, Virginia
$54,540
n/a
92 Kansas City, Missouri
$54,160
150
93 Tucson, Arizona
$54,080
30
94 Elgin, USA
$53,960
n/a
95 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$53,670
80
96 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$53,530
70
97 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$53,360
50
98 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$53,060
600
99 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$52,910
110
100 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$52,860
200
See also: 💰 Highest paying industries for multimedia artists and animators.