The salary statistics of multimedia artists and animators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of multimedia artists and animators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The multimedia artists and animators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for multimedia artists and animators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) multimedia artists and animators is $115,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,520. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 201% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of multimedia artists and animators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of multimedia artists and animators in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for multimedia artists and animators occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $79,300. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $54,220).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
From the above tables we note that not only multimedia artists and animators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of multimedia artists and animators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,100 to $80,260. The highest paying state for multimedia artists and animators is California with a median annual salary of $80,260. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $34,100. For more salary information of multimedia artists and animators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
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|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |