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Highest Paying Industries for Multimedia Artists and Animators

The top 89 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $79,170, wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers is the highest paying industry for multimedia artists and animators. It is followed by other information services industry (average annual salary $78,100). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of multimedia artists and animators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 89 Highest Paying Industries for Multimedia Artists and Animators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$79,170
120
2 Other Information Services
$78,100
1,230
3 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$74,330
1,130
4 Software Publishers
$72,960
3,110
5 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$68,840
1,230
6 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$68,240
3,840
7 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$68,080
3,750
8 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$67,820
1,330
9 Information
$67,360
15,180
10 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,260
1,380
11 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,500
290
12 Finance and Insurance
$66,380
90
13 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$66,320
120
14 Retail Trade
$65,720
130
15 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$65,330
8,560
16 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$65,230
8,580
17 Wholesale Trade
$64,670
330
18 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$64,410
70
19 Television Broadcasting
$64,190
810
20 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$63,800
220
21 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$63,430
830
22 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$63,400
230
23 Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,080
140
24 Social Advocacy Organizations
$62,770
30
25 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$62,670
8,640
26 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$61,670
190
27 Employment Services
$61,480
270
28 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,450
400
29 Engineering Services
$61,210
110
30 Manufacturing
$61,120
540
31 Administrative and Support Services
$60,970
330
32 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$60,970
330
33 Temporary Help Services
$60,420
190
34 Insurance Carriers
$60,380
50
35 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$60,280
130
36 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$60,070
60
37 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$59,810
90
38 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$59,600
2,980
39 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,410
130
40 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$58,920
50
41 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$58,190
130
42 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$57,950
60
43 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$57,840
110
44 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,300
280
45 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,200
160
46 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,090
30
47 Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,710
40
48 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$56,590
110
49 Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,300
170
50 Religious Organizations
$56,220
30
51 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,670
40
52 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$54,670
50
53 Specialized Design Services
$54,270
1,160
54 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$53,950
150
55 Traveler Accommodation
$53,130
40
56 Accommodation
$53,130
40
57 Accommodation and Food Services
$53,130
40
58 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$52,810
300
59 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$52,610
180
60 Other Schools and Instruction
$51,890
100
61 Photographic Services
$51,860
n/a
62 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$51,250
240
63 Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,250
240
64 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$50,730
100
65 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$50,350
660
66 Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,320
840
67 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,040
870
68 Educational Services
$49,790
1,470
69 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$49,310
80
70 Telecommunications
$49,270
90
71 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,850
360
72 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$48,450
170
73 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$47,790
730
74 Educational Services - State government owned
$47,720
460
75 Educational Support Services
$47,540
260
76 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$47,490
260
77 State government, including schools and hospitals
$47,260
590
78 Printing and Related Support Activities
$47,070
80
79 Newspaper Publishers
$46,350
290
80 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$45,880
60
81 Nonstore Retailers
$45,880
60
82 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,320
130
83 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$44,110
70
84 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$43,300
120
85 Junior colleges - State government owned
$40,120
60
86 Spectator Sports
$38,010
70
87 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$36,720
n/a
88 Performing Arts Companies
$34,900
70
89 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$34,650
40
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