#Multimedia artists and animators create animated sequences for #videogames, #television, #film, and #computers using technology ranging from pen and ink drawing to complex computer modeling programs in their work, and may script, draw and narrate animated sequences under pressure. Their work may also be used in printed materials, slide shows, and multimedia or production campaigns. Professionals in this field generally have at least some college training.
From the website Recruiter.com, they mentioned that a multimedia artist or Animator will normally receive average salaries somewhere between $48,000 and $72,000 annually based on education and experience. Multimedia Artists and Animators can receive salaries of $63,800 annually.
Multimedia Artists and Animators are paid at the highest level in California. From my other research from Glassdoor, the average salary from Dreamworks Animation is $120,102/yr, Pixar Animation Studio $103,000/yr and ILM $58/hr.
These three companies are from California, and their average salary is already higher than the average of all state salary, which I have mentioned earlier that California is the most high paying animator job.
But I hope that you won’t get discouraged after reading this post, because this is only touching the part of being a 3D animator. There are actually a lot more position and job that you can be a part of after graduating from an animation school. Some of them will be talked later on for the next few posts, but here is some of them:
#ArtDirector: you can create your own animation, you are the one who looking for fund and gather the team (hiring some talents)
#StopMotion Artist: this is also similar to 3D animation, only it requires more hands on instead of digital
#3Dmodeller: I personally as producer really need modeller in my project, this is a really promising job position because some student who enroll in animation school was not aware of this and becoming animator instead.
#Compositing artist: this is a position in the post production where you get to gather all the shot after it has been worked by the animators.
#Storyboard artist: this is a position where you create the whole concept of the overall animation. Very important role because story board artist are the one who determines the style of the animation.
So there are some of the many job and position that we can think of. If you are new to animation school, you may consider to take some other classes than animation so that you can taste and see your talent which might be helpful for your next career.