Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
30,790 4.7 % $34.81 $72,400 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.83 $22.40 $30.99 $42.67 $57.16
Annual Wage (2) $35,010 $46,590 $64,470 $88,750 $118,890


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 11,140 2.96 $40.68 $84,610
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 4,290 0.25 $32.57 $67,740
Software Publishers 2,840 0.98 $34.73 $72,230
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,720 0.61 $31.62 $65,760
Specialized Design Services 1,110 0.90 $30.46 $63,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 11,140 2.96 $40.68 $84,610
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 920 1.84 $36.75 $76,430
Software Publishers 2,840 0.98 $34.73 $72,230
Specialized Design Services 1,110 0.90 $30.46 $63,350
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,720 0.61 $31.62 $65,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 11,140 2.96 $40.68 $84,610
Other Information Services 950 0.51 $37.22 $77,420
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 920 1.84 $36.75 $76,430
Software Publishers 2,840 0.98 $34.73 $72,230
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 260 0.03 $34.24 $71,220


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,300 0.70 3.01 $42.38 $88,150
New York 2,920 0.34 1.45 $34.87 $72,530
Washington 2,080 0.74 3.18 $36.97 $76,900
Texas 1,820 0.17 0.72 $24.97 $51,930
Illinois 1,350 0.24 1.02 $31.81 $66,170




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,080 0.74 3.18 $36.97 $76,900
California 10,300 0.70 3.01 $42.38 $88,150
Oregon 750 0.46 1.98 $29.74 $61,860
New York 2,920 0.34 1.45 $34.87 $72,530
Georgia 1,320 0.34 1.46 $26.42 $54,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,300 0.70 3.01 $42.38 $88,150
Washington 2,080 0.74 3.18 $36.97 $76,900
District of Columbia 80 0.12 0.52 $36.59 $76,110
New York 2,920 0.34 1.45 $34.87 $72,530
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $33.80 $70,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,660 1.67 7.21 $44.58 $92,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,560 0.49 2.10 $35.78 $74,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,910 1.32 5.68 $37.12 $77,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,260 0.54 2.34 $26.66 $55,460
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,140 2.72 11.72 (8) (8)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.29 1.23 $31.91 $66,360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 3.91 $42.70 $88,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.83 3.57 $40.36 $83,950
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 680 0.32 1.36 $26.24 $54,570
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 610 0.71 3.07 $23.17 $48,190




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,140 2.72 11.72 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,660 1.67 7.21 $44.58 $92,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,910 1.32 5.68 $37.12 $77,210
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 3.91 $42.70 $88,810
Eugene-Springfield, OR 120 0.88 3.81 $31.31 $65,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.83 3.57 $40.36 $83,950
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 610 0.71 3.07 $23.17 $48,190
Raleigh-Cary, NC 360 0.67 2.87 $29.71 $61,800
Madison, WI 230 0.67 2.89 $24.59 $51,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 580 0.57 2.44 $29.92 $62,240




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,660 1.67 7.21 $44.58 $92,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 3.91 $42.70 $88,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.83 3.57 $40.36 $83,950
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 140 0.17 0.74 $38.79 $80,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.28 1.21 $37.73 $78,480
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.26 1.13 $37.66 $78,320
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.16 0.69 $37.26 $77,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,910 1.32 5.68 $37.12 $77,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,560 0.49 2.10 $35.78 $74,430
Winston-Salem, NC (8) (8) (8) $35.31 $73,440


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014