Multimedia Artists and Animators Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of multimedia artists and animators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare multimedia artists and animators salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Multimedia Artists and Animators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,000
25th Percentile Wage
$42,750
50th Percentile Wage
$59,710
75th Percentile Wage
$82,340
90th Percentile Wage
$106,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for multimedia artists and animators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) multimedia artists and animators is $106,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid multimedia artists and animators is $30,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of multimedia artists and animators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,710
-5.51% -0.32%
2016
$63,000
1.65% -
2015
$61,960
-8.55% -
2014
$67,260
3.58% -
2013
$64,850
7.63% -
2012
$59,900
- -

Compare Multimedia Artists and Animators Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of multimedia artists and animators in ten industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for multimedia artists and animators occupations is the gambling industries industry with an annual salary $68,650. The lowest paying industry is the spectator sports industry (annual salary $18,470). For detailed multimedia artists and animators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Gambling Industries
$68,650
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$63,930
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$60,850
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$60,020
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$59,000
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$57,440
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$56,090
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$56,090
Performing Arts Companies
$52,000
Spectator Sports
$18,470

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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