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Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

Steve Berman | ArtBistro

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Drawing images in both 2- and 3-D, these artistic professionals need to be able to draw and increasingly need technical expertise. With the growing use of computers in artistic endeavors — especially in the fields of video games, movies, web sites, and advertising — growth for multimedia artists and animators is slated to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

Visual Art Degrees

Multimedia artists and animators held 79,000 jobs in 2008, with a median annual income of $56,330. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of multimedia artists and animators are: Motion picture and video industries ($70,960); Software publishers ($68,320); Computer systems design and related services ($63,140); Specialized design services ($62,890); and Advertising, public relations, and related services ($57,630).

Mean Hourly Wages: $30.20 Mean Annual Wages: $62,810

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