|Quick Facts: Multimedia Artists and Animators|
$65,300 per year
$31.40 per hour
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|6% (As fast as average)|
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
Multimedia artists and animators held about 64,400 jobs in 2014. A little more than one-half half of workers were self-employed.
Most multimedia artists and animators need a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field to develop both an impressive portfolio of work and the strong technical skills that many employers prefer.
The median annual wage for multimedia artists and animators was $65,300 in May 2016.
Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television.
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