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Highest Paying States for Multimedia Artists and Animators

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $88,350, Washington is the highest paying state for multimedia artists and animators. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $86,480). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Multimedia Artists and Animators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Washington
$88,350
$51,970 1,440
2 District of Columbia
$86,480
$55,750 100
3 Connecticut
$82,230
$50,130 490
4 California
$82,090
$44,770 11,950
5 New York
$72,750
$39,990 1,930
6 North Dakota
$70,450
$41,800 40
7 Massachusetts
$69,710
$43,830 860
8 Idaho
$67,810
$38,780 70
9 Texas
$67,390
$41,850 2,460
10 New Jersey
$67,180
$40,810 310
11 North Carolina
$66,820
$35,690 620
12 Virginia
$66,720
$46,410 470
13 Oregon
$65,740
$39,140 1,040
14 Colorado
$65,050
$41,300 240
15 Louisiana
$64,340
$34,890 160
16 Hawaii
$61,530
$50,630 60
17 Arizona
$58,940
$37,430 200
18 Utah
$58,740
$38,500 260
19 Alabama
$58,660
$40,500 140
20 Maryland
$58,660
$39,110 250
21 Pennsylvania
$57,970
$33,790 420
22 Michigan
$57,720
$33,940 540
23 Nevada
$57,200
$33,950 240
24 Rhode Island
$56,730
$34,900 30
25 Illinois
$56,530
$28,590 890
26 New Mexico
$56,290
$34,460 160
27 Florida
$55,860
$34,260 1,060
28 Minnesota
$55,320
$38,900 350
29 Maine
$54,940
$33,560 50
30 Georgia
$54,850
$34,060 710
31 Missouri
$54,580
$33,240 410
32 Wisconsin
$54,040
$37,250 210
33 Kansas
$53,430
$33,840 70
34 Ohio
$53,040
$31,450 510
35 New Hampshire
$52,210
$35,350 30
36 Tennessee
$51,750
$38,000 220
37 Oklahoma
$50,680
$29,170 90
38 Kentucky
$47,280
$32,720 130
39 Nebraska
$46,990
$27,000 90
40 Arkansas
$46,660
$26,320 100
41 West Virginia
$43,560
$26,970 40
42 Indiana
$43,030
$24,620 60
43 Iowa
$41,140
$28,580 70
44 Montana
$38,760
$32,290 40
45 South Dakota
$38,410
$27,320 40
46 Puerto Rico
$37,210
$18,900 40
47 South Carolina
$37,090
$16,780 170
48 Mississippi
$34,100
$21,630 60

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of multimedia artists and animators in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for multimedia artists and animators, Top Paying Jobs in America.