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According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), multimedia artists and animators earned median annual salaries of $72,520 in May 2018. Salaries ranged from less than $40,870 to $124,310 or more. The DOL reports the following median annual earnings for multimedia artists and animators by the top five employers: software publishers, $82,360; motion picture and video industries, $77,860; computer systems design and related services, $76,920; and advertising, public relations, and related services, $67,330. In July 2019, Glassdoor reported the average salary for animators employed in the United States was $74,089.

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