Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
29,000 4.3 % $33.37 $69,410 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.07 $22.32 $30.59 $41.93 $53.86
Annual Wage (2) $35,510 $46,430 $63,630 $87,200 $112,030


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 8,560 2.27 $35.55 $73,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 3,750 0.21 $34.55 $71,860
Software Publishers 3,110 1.02 $36.58 $76,090
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,980 0.63 $30.46 $63,350
Other Information Services 1,230 0.59 $38.61 $80,310

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 8,560 2.27 $35.55 $73,950
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,130 2.11 $36.13 $75,150
Software Publishers 3,110 1.02 $36.58 $76,090
Specialized Design Services 1,160 0.92 $28.85 $60,010
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,980 0.63 $30.46 $63,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 120 0.01 $39.31 $81,760
Other Information Services 1,230 0.59 $38.61 $80,310
Software Publishers 3,110 1.02 $36.58 $76,090
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,130 2.11 $36.13 $75,150
Motion Picture and Video Industries 8,560 2.27 $35.55 $73,950


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 9,560 0.63 2.95 $39.51 $82,170
New York 2,510 0.28 1.33 $33.97 $70,660
Washington 1,970 0.68 3.17 $36.41 $75,740
Texas 1,580 0.14 0.65 $27.40 $56,990
Georgia 1,450 0.37 1.70 $26.91 $55,970




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 1,970 0.68 3.17 $36.41 $75,740
California 9,560 0.63 2.95 $39.51 $82,170
Oregon 830 0.49 2.30 $30.38 $63,190
Georgia 1,450 0.37 1.70 $26.91 $55,970
New York 2,510 0.28 1.33 $33.97 $70,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,560 0.63 2.95 $39.51 $82,170
Washington 1,970 0.68 3.17 $36.41 $75,740
Massachusetts 840 0.25 1.18 $35.32 $73,470
New York 2,510 0.28 1.33 $33.97 $70,660
Idaho 40 0.06 0.29 $33.39 $69,450





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 5,920 1.46 6.80 $40.03 $83,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.40 1.88 $35.17 $73,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.20 5.60 $36.64 $76,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,320 0.55 2.58 $27.42 $57,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.20 5.60 $42.16 $87,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.29 1.33 $33.27 $69,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 740 0.70 3.26 $30.46 $63,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 710 0.40 1.84 $36.57 $76,070
Raleigh-Cary, NC 550 1.00 4.68 $28.68 $59,650
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 530 0.60 2.77 $24.81 $51,610




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,920 1.46 6.80 $40.03 $83,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.20 5.60 $36.64 $76,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.20 5.60 $42.16 $87,690
Raleigh-Cary, NC 550 1.00 4.68 $28.68 $59,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 740 0.70 3.26 $30.46 $63,350
Eugene-Springfield, OR 90 0.64 2.96 $30.02 $62,430
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 530 0.60 2.77 $24.81 $51,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,320 0.55 2.58 $27.42 $57,040
Boulder, CO 90 0.54 2.52 $26.77 $55,670
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 280 0.50 2.31 (8) (8)




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.20 5.60 $42.16 $87,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.37 1.73 $41.35 $86,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,920 1.46 6.80 $40.03 $83,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 380 0.39 1.81 $38.69 $80,470
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.32 1.51 $36.74 $76,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.20 5.60 $36.64 $76,210
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 0.35 $36.60 $76,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 710 0.40 1.84 $36.57 $76,070
Winston-Salem, NC (8) (8) (8) $36.39 $75,700
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.10 0.48 $36.24 $75,370


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015