Training Requirements for Multimedia Artists And Animators

Multimedia artists and animators need a bachelor's degree and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Multimedia artists and animators
Percent
Less than High School 2.1
High School 10.7
Some College 19.7
Associates Degree 8.8
Bachelors Degree 45.7
Masters Degree 11.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.7

Employment Outlook for Multimedia Artists And Animators

This represents about 64,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more multimedia artists and animators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 15,000 more.

Typical Income for Multimedia Artists And Animators

Hourly Income

On average,multimedia artists and animators make $34.71 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Multimedia artists and animators $18.52 $23.71 $31.40 $43.49 $55.75
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Art and design workers $10.60 $14.27 $21.35 $31.59 $45.20
Artists and related workers $16.00 $23.32 $33.69 $47.92 $64.66
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, multimedia artists and animators make $72,200 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Multimedia artists and animators $38,520 $49,320 $65,300 $90,450 $115,960
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Art and design workers $22,050 $29,690 $44,410 $65,700 $94,010
Artists and related workers $33,280 $48,500 $70,080 $99,680 $134,490
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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