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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 $90,370, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for multimedia artists and animators. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $85,820). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$90,370
1,590
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$85,820
2,500
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$82,080
1,020
4 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$79,910
120
5 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$79,810
6,400
6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$79,790
5,670
7 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$77,560
1,600
8 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$77,370
1,620
9 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$73,680
480
10 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$73,080
550
11 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$72,390
40
12 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$72,170
40
13 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$71,970
130
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,820
860
15 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,500
1,000
16 Richmond, Virginia
$71,070
120
17 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$69,990
440
18 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$69,710
270
19 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$69,670
220
20 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$68,220
360
21 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$67,990
500
22 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$67,790
70
23 Tucson, Arizona
$67,540
50
24 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$67,510
440
25 Nashua, New Hampshire
$66,360
n/a
26 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$66,260
2,170
27 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$66,170
100
28 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$65,810
680
29 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$64,950
760
30 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$64,750
2,010
31 Provo-Orem, Utah
$64,490
n/a
32 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$63,540
40
33 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$63,060
350
34 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$62,450
60
35 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$62,130
130
36 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$62,040
1,040
37 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$62,030
150
38 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$61,910
130
39 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$61,660
970
40 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$61,360
330
41 Salt Lake City, Utah
$61,040
120
42 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$61,020
80
43 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$60,800
960
44 St Louis, Missouri
$60,460
180
45 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$58,550
270
46 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$58,520
50
47 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$58,420
110
48 Boulder, Colorado
$58,390
110
49 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$58,130
360
50 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$58,060
150
51 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$57,740
160
52 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$57,410
40
53 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$57,220
270
54 Honolulu, Hawaii
$57,130
50
55 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$56,730
30
56 Dayton, Ohio
$56,410
40
57 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$56,340
90
58 Columbus, Ohio
$56,300
100
59 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$55,130
350
60 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$54,670
110
61 Roanoke, Virginia
$54,540
n/a
62 Jacksonville, Florida
$54,540
110
63 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$54,490
70
64 Kansas City, Missouri
$54,480
180
65 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$54,370
290
66 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$54,100
50
67 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$54,060
90
68 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$53,430
220
69 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$52,650
80
70 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$52,560
380
71 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$52,390
250
72 Toledo, Ohio
$52,270
40
73 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$51,650
70
74 Madison, Wisconsin
$51,430
80
75 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$50,920
1,260
76 Akron, Ohio
$50,330
n/a
77 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$49,540
160
78 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$49,400
140
79 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$49,330
50
80 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$48,600
100
81 Springfield, Massachusetts
$48,430
40
82 Rochester, New York
$48,270
40
83 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$48,020
270
84 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$43,960
50
85 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$43,710
40
86 Lincoln, Nebraska
$41,520
70
87 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$41,200
30
88 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$39,110
70
89 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$30,660
60
90 Springfield, Missouri
$26,670
40
See also: Highest paying industries for multimedia artists and animators.