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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 $80,260, California is the highest paying state for multimedia artists and animators. It is followed by Washington (average annual salary $76,260). 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 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 California
$80,260
$42,240 10,910
2 Washington
$76,260
$42,290 1,800
3 District of Columbia
$74,870
$48,850 110
4 Massachusetts
$70,990
$43,340 1,050
5 New Jersey
$69,450
$45,610 340
6 Virginia
$68,120
$45,720 430
7 Texas
$67,390
$41,850 1,720
8 New York
$63,320
$39,870 1,960
9 Louisiana
$62,280
$37,090 240
10 Alabama
$62,100
$41,640 130
11 Illinois
$61,400
$29,800 1,140
12 Hawaii
$61,160
$36,260 40
13 Oregon
$60,970
$38,520 1,070
14 Utah
$60,310
$33,100 210
15 Colorado
$60,210
$36,280 290
16 Nevada
$60,120
$39,840 160
17 Minnesota
$59,110
$39,530 390
18 New Hampshire
$59,030
$41,380 50
19 North Carolina
$58,820
$34,480 580
20 Maryland
$56,920
$36,650 290
21 Rhode Island
$56,730
$34,900 30
22 Missouri
$56,620
$33,730 360
23 Michigan
$54,090
$29,040 460
24 Arizona
$53,790
$36,420 250
25 Florida
$53,730
$35,500 1,370
26 New Mexico
$53,580
$30,630 90
27 Ohio
$53,260
$35,760 420
28 Pennsylvania
$53,030
$31,420 500
29 Indiana
$52,720
$34,470 70
30 Georgia
$51,390
$37,390 1,430
31 Wisconsin
$50,630
$35,000 240
32 Oklahoma
$50,220
$30,350 100
33 Tennessee
$49,430
$32,170 190
34 Kansas
$48,300
$30,790 100
35 Nebraska
$46,940
$29,200 90
36 South Carolina
$46,280
$17,110 190
37 Kentucky
$45,480
$30,060 140
38 West Virginia
$43,560
$26,970 40
39 Iowa
$39,360
$25,270 60
40 South Dakota
$38,720
$26,960 40
41 Puerto Rico
$37,210
$18,900 40
42 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.