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Multimedia Artists and Animators in California

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Multimedia Artists and Animators in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Multimedia Artist or Animator?

9.7% Jobs Projection
$84,740 Median Salary
2,460 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Multimedia Artists and Animators in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Multimedia Artists and Animators in California is growing faster than average.

  • Multimedia Artists and Animators in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Multimedia Artists and Animators Work in California?

There were approximately 10,760 workers employed as Multimedia Artists and Animators in this state in 2018.

There were 11,950 Multimedia Artists and Animators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Multimedia Artists and Animators in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 215 Multimedia Artists and Animators working in it, which means California has more Multimedia Artists and Animators than average.

Multimedia Artists and Animators in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Multimedia Artists and Animators in this state are growing at a rate of 9.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.4%.

Job Projections for Multimedia Artists and Animators: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,460 annual job openings, and a total of 29,500 jobs for California Multimedia Artists and Animators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,600 annual jobs and 79,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Multimedia Artists and Animators Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Multimedia Artists and Animators ranged from $48,340 to $131,370 with $84,740 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.24 to $63.16. The median hourly rate was $40.74.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.47 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.27.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Multimedia Artists and Animators Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Multimedia Artists and Animators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Multimedia Artists and Animators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,280 $80,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,810 $88,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,570 $89,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 410 $72,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 $59,340

Top States for Multimedia Artists and Animators Employment

View the list below to see where most Multimedia Artists and Animators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 10,760 $84,740
Texas 2,480 $72,910
New York 2,060 $79,630
Georgia 1,090 $57,020
Florida 1,050 $61,020
Illinois 770 $59,080
Oregon 730 $64,850
Michigan 630 $58,180
North Carolina 630 $71,270
Massachusetts 610 $67,570
Ohio 540 $53,480
New Jersey 490 $81,000
Virginia 480 $63,570
Pennsylvania 470 $63,160
Missouri 450 $57,280
Connecticut 430 $94,140
Utah 310 $59,710
Minnesota 300 $59,690
Maryland 270 $57,990
Nevada 230 $60,710

Below are the states where Multimedia Artists and Animators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $94,140
Washington $90,540
District of Columbia $89,770
California $84,740
North Dakota $83,150
New Jersey $81,000
New York $79,630
Texas $72,910
North Carolina $71,270
Idaho $68,580

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Art Directors 7,620
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 2,070
Craft Artists 340

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