The median annual wage of multimedia artists and animators was $58,510 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,840, and the top 10 percent earned more than $99,830.
In May 2010, annual median wages of multimedia artists and animators in the industries employing the most multimedia artists and animators were as follows:
|Motion picture and video industries||$66,190|
|Computer systems design and related services||56,000|
|Advertising, public relations, and related services||55,890|
Multimedia artists and animators often work long hours; it is not unusual for them to work 50-hour weeks. When deadlines are approaching, they may work nights and weekends.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition