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Multimedia Artists and Animators Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Multimedia Artists and Animators Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,330
25th Percentile Wage
$52,410
50th Percentile Wage
$70,530
75th Percentile Wage
$95,570
90th Percentile Wage
$123,060

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 $123,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,330. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 212% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of multimedia artists and animators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,530
7.42% 12.99%
2016
$65,300
2.04% -
2015
$63,970
0.53% -
2014
$63,630
-1.32% -
2013
$64,470
4.81% -
2012
$61,370
- -

Table 2. Multimedia Artists and Animators Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of multimedia artists and animators in 14 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 $88,020. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $46,720).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$88,020
Information
$76,310
Wholesale Trade
$76,260
Manufacturing
$72,230
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,500
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$65,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,900
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$59,710
Retail Trade
$56,770
Accommodation and Food Services
$56,340
Educational Services
$56,220
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,350
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,720

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Multimedia Artists and Animators by States

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 $88,350. The highest paying state for multimedia artists and animators is Washington with a median annual salary of $88,350. 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
Washington
$88,350
District of Columbia
$86,480
Connecticut
$82,230
California
$82,090
New York
$72,750
North Dakota
$70,450
Massachusetts
$69,710
Idaho
$67,810
Texas
$67,390
New Jersey
$67,180
North Carolina
$66,820
Virginia
$66,720
Oregon
$65,740
Colorado
$65,050
Louisiana
$64,340
Hawaii
$61,530
Arizona
$58,940
Utah
$58,740
Alabama
$58,660
Maryland
$58,660
Pennsylvania
$57,970
Michigan
$57,720
Nevada
$57,200
Rhode Island
$56,730
Illinois
$56,530
New Mexico
$56,290
Florida
$55,860
Minnesota
$55,320
Maine
$54,940
Georgia
$54,850
Missouri
$54,580
Wisconsin
$54,040
Kansas
$53,430
Ohio
$53,040
New Hampshire
$52,210
Tennessee
$51,750
Oklahoma
$50,680
Kentucky
$47,280
Nebraska
$46,990
Arkansas
$46,660
West Virginia
$43,560
Indiana
$43,030
Iowa
$41,140
Montana
$38,760
South Dakota
$38,410
Puerto Rico
$37,210
South Carolina
$37,090
Mississippi
$34,100



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