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
$29,660
25th Percentile Wage
$43,590
50th Percentile Wage
$63,000
75th Percentile Wage
$93,170
90th Percentile Wage
$115,110

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 $115,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid multimedia artists and animators is $29,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of multimedia artists and animators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,0001.65%4.92%
201561,960-8.55%-
201467,2603.58%-
201364,8507.63%-
201259,900--

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 eight 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $69,670. The lowest paying industry is the spectator sports industry (annual salary $17,910). For detailed multimedia artists and animators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$69,670
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$64,000
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$60,280
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$58,500
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$53,540
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$53,540
Performing Arts Companies
$46,080
Spectator Sports
$17,910

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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