Animation Jobs

Animation Jobs Overview


Animators, also known as Multimedia Artists, are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. They are the men and women responsible for creating animated clips for use on television shows and in commercials, but they also create animation for films. More than half of those working in the field are independent contractors working on a freelance basis for others, while the remaining animators work for dedicated animation companies. Those who do best in the field are those capable of working on their own and with small groups and those who have experience with different forms of software. Similar jobs in the field include Graphic Artists and Creative Production Assistants.

Animation Jobs Education Requirements


Working as an animator often requires an undergraduate college degree, but many employers also look for applicants with a strong portfolio, which represents the work they did in the past. College degrees and courses suitable for animators include computer graphics, computer technology, animation or fine art. Applicants can also demonstrate their skills with college courses and a portfolio, even if they didn't complete a degree program. Many positions also require some on-the-job training in addition to a degree and any experience that the applicant has.

Animation Job Market


The number of available Animation jobs will grow in future years at a smaller rate than other Creative Design jobs. With only an expected 6 percent growth from 2012 to 2022, this indicates an increase of less than 5,000 jobs. In 2012, there were nearly 69,000 people working as animators and multimedia artists.

Animation Jobs Salary


The median salary of animators working in the United States is more than $68,000 a year. Those with the least amount of experience earn a starting salary of around $45,000 a year, and those on the higher end of the salary scale make more than $120,000 a year. Some animators are hired on as hourly contractors, earning between $20 to more than $40 an hour. The top animation houses and studios in the country typically pay more than independent studios and smaller production houses.
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Nerd Corps Entertainment Baltimore, MD
Contact Old Site Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Login/Register Submit a Job 9 Dec2014 Full-Time Faculty in Animation with a focus in 3D Computer or Stop­-Motion Animation Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) – Posted by fjohnson01 – Baltimore, Maryland, United States Job Description Tweet Full-time appointment in 3D Computer and/or Stop-Motion Animation. The Animation Departm...
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JOB TITLE Senior Animation Programmer DURATION: 6 months to hire MUST HAVE NEXTGEN AND TITLES OF ACTUAL NEXTGEN GAMES We are looking for an Animation Programmer to help develop next generation animation systems for a current working title being developed This is not an entry level position and applicant must be able to demonstrate current working knowledge in the field of animation development ...
Under general supervision, plans and implements curriculum and educational programs for students within the program. Communicates class content to students so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational objectives. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree, with 3 years full time experience in the 3D industry (gaming, FX, etc.),...
Universal Orlando® Resort is a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at Universal Orlando. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who's serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn't take magic to put a smile on a guest's face... it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the r...
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Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801182 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution. Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: MFA, PhD or similar degree. ABD will be considered, but the ter...
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played PC game in the world, over 67 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it s for them that we continue to evolve and impro...
Emploi Gard Déposez gratuitement votre offre d'emploi ! Rechercher un emploi dans le Gard Responsable Animation De Réseau H/f Infos clés non indiqué Nîmes 14 décembre 2014 Description du poste Notre société est spécialisée depuis près de 20 ans dans la conception, la distribution et la gestion de solutions d’assurance. Nos équipes nous permettent d’innover et de proposer des services compét...
Emploi Gard Déposez gratuitement votre offre d'emploi ! Rechercher un emploi dans le Gard Responsable Animation De Réseau H/f Infos clés non indiqué Nîmes 14 décembre 2014 Description du poste Notre société est spécialisée depuis près de 20 ans dans la conception, la distribution et la gestion de solutions d’assurance. Nos équipes nous permettent d’innover et de proposer des services compét...
PlayStation Internships typically are 12 weeks in length and are offered throughout the year. Our ideal candidates are junior undergraduate, Masters or Ph.D. students. Internships are also available to recent graduates within one year of graduation. International students are eligible to apply if eligible to work in the United States. Additionally, PlayStation offers competitive pay, relocation an...
Jet Set Candy New York, NY
Description AT JET SET CANDY, TRAVEL IS OUR WORLD. Our passion fueled us to develop the first premium line of travel souvenirs so we could collect our global adventures. We are launching our collectable, destination-specific range of travel charms and jewelry this fall both online as well as in retail stores. We are seeking a part-time motion graphics and animation design intern at an exciting n...
We are looking for a full-time, core faculty member in a dynamic, progressive and collaborative Animation and Motion Media Design Department, to teach undergraduate required and elective courses. You will also advises and mentor undergraduate students, and organize and participate in department and school activities for students including club sponsorship, coordinating visiting artists and field t...
Animation / VFX Instructor - Sanford-Brown College Seattle Seattle, WA
Apply Now ? Apply to this Job Attach your resume By providing us with your information, you agree to become a Bullhorn Reach User, and to our use and disclosure of your information as described by our Privacy Policy. Job Description Adjunct Instructor - Animation Technology - Sanford-Brown College Seattle Tracking Code: 21355-139 http://bit.ly/1ujetDR Job Description Responsible for provi...
CyberCoders Redwood City, CA
Minimum Required Skills UI Design, iOS Development, Android Development, web development, Eye for Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Front-End Development, Objective-C, Java If you are a Mobile UI Engineer with experience, please read on! Based in the Bay Area, CA, we are an extremely successful mobilewebsocial media game company looking for top notch UI Engineers and Designers. Ideal ...
Sanford Brown College Houston, TX
Job Description: Adjunct Instructor - Animation Technology - Sanford-Brown College Seattle Tracking Code: 21355-139 http://bit.ly/1ujetDR Job Description Job Description Responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic suc...
V Squared Labs, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Description We are searching for motivated and talented Design, Animation, Programming, and Production interns who are eager to learn. Interns will be required to understand Photoshop and Illustrator before applying for this position. Intern requirements: Over the age of 18 Currently enrolled in school MUST LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA Available at least 5 hours a week. Majoring in a field ...
We are looking for a senior animation programmer to help develop next generation animation systems for a current working title being developed by Bend Studio. This is not an entry level position and applicant must be able to demonstrate current working knowledge in the field of animation development for recent game applications. This role is closely related to both a physics and animation engineer...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional Minimum and Additional Requirements: To qualify for these positions candidates must have at least an associate’s degree in a visual arts discipline. Excellent customer service skills are essential. Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a related area is preferred. Ability to work on both PC and Macintosh platforms is...
The VP, Production will manage TVA’s in-house projects/production teams and will have oversight of projects produced for us though outside studios. The VP will ensure the streamlined operation of our television animation productions from development through post production. This VP will work closely with Executives, Department Heads, and creative teams to ensure alignment with the business objecti...

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Animator

Salaries

$26,000.00 - $80,000.00
Typical Salary for Animator
(38 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
61.3%
Associates
22.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
6.5%
Master's
6.5%
Some High School Coursework
3.2%
(31 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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